Quotations on Fact

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But clearly the fact that we've gone from zero Iraqi security forces on duty in May to up to 200,000 today is an enormous accomplishment, but it's not enough.
- John Abizaid
(Keywords: Accomplishment, Duty, Fact, May, Security, Today)

I had no idea I could make it this far. And the fact that they told me I made it this far and that America is going to vote for me, I freaked out.
- Casey Abrams
(Keywords: Idea, America, Fact, Vote)

It is a rare mind indeed that can render the hitherto non-existent blindingly obvious. The cry 'I could have thought of that' is a very popular and misleading one, for the fact is that they didn't, and a very significant and revealing fact it is too.
- Douglas Adams
(Keywords: Thought, Fact, Mind, Misleading, Obvious, Popular)

It is a well-known fact that those people who must want to rule people are, ipso facto, those least suited to do it... anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.
- Douglas Adams
(Keywords: People, Fact, Job, President, Want)

Be not afraid of life. Believe that life IS worth living and your belief will help create the fact.
- James Truslow Adams
(Keywords: Life, Belief, Fact, Help, Living, Will, Worth)

To say that authority, whether secular or religious, supplies no ground for morality is not to deny the obvious fact that it supplies a sanction.
- Joseph Addison
(Keywords: Morality, Authority, Fact, Obvious, Religious)

In view of the fact that God limited the intelligence of man, it seems unfair that He did not also limit his stupidity.
- Konrad Adenauer
(Keywords: Intelligence, God, Fact, Man, Stupidity)

When you are covering a life-or-death struggle, as British reporters were in 1940, it is legitimate and right to go along with military censorship, and in fact in situations like that there wouldn't be any press without the censorship.
- Kate Adie
(Keywords: Life, Censorship, Fact, Military, Press, Right, Struggle)

Theatre director: a person engaged by the management to conceal the fact that the players cannot act.
- James Agate
(Keywords: Management, Act, Fact, Theatre)

The most significant indicator that there is no disaster in Iraq is the fact that there is no exodus.
- Bashar al-Assad
(Keywords: Disaster, Fact, Iraq)

The fact is that as soon as they reach Baghdad gates, we will besiege them and slaughter them. Until now they have refused to do battle with us. They are just going places. One can describe them as a boa: when it feels threatened, it runs to somewhere else.
- Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf
(Keywords: Battle, Fact, Now, Will)

The simple fact is this: they are foreigners inside a country which has rejected them. Therefore, these foreigners wherever they go or travel they will be rained down with bullets from everyone. Attacks by members of the resistance will only go up.
- Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf
(Keywords: Travel, Country, Fact, Foreigners, Will)

The cartoon is a metaphor really for the fact that it's almost impossible in our celebrity obsessed culture to move around genres and sort of change you ideas, change your face, you know?
- Damon Albarn
(Keywords: Change, Ideas, Celebrity, Culture, Fact, Metaphor)

A play is fiction - and fiction is fact distilled into truth.
- Edward Albee
(Keywords: Truth, Fact, Fiction, Play)

Good writers define reality; bad ones merely restate it. A good writer turns fact into truth; a bad writer will, more often than not, accomplish the opposite.
- Edward Albee
(Keywords: Truth, Fact, Reality, Will, Writer, Writers)

The fact that a player is very short of time is, to my mind, as little to be considered an excuse as, for instance, the statement of the law-breaker that he was drunk at the time he committed the crime.
- Alexander Alekhine
(Keywords: Time, Crime, Fact, Law, Mind)

When we come to images or memories or thoughts, speculation, while always closely related to practice, is more explicit, and it is in fact not immediately obvious that such processes can be described in any sense as practical.
- Samuel Alexander
(Keywords: Thoughts, Fact, Memories, Obvious, Practice, Sense)

The fact that the movement was carried on by women who, for the most part, had no money of their own and were totally inexperienced in organization, and that they won their fight in about two generations, makes a story often dramatic and always worth preserving.
- Florence E. Allen
(Keywords: Money, Women, Fact, Fight, Generations, Worth)

Owing to the fact that leaders in the women's groups made a point of serving on the jury here whenever they were called, we have always had an unusually high type of women represented on the jury.
- Florence E. Allen
(Keywords: Women, Fact, Jury, Leaders)

That's why, to experience that, you know for a fact that a human being is capable of so much more, because to go to that place and to step outside yourself and observe yourself do these things, while the rest of the world is moving in slow motion, is really incredible.
- Marcus Allen
(Keywords: Experience, Being, Fact, Rest, World)

Men who hold a theory of the Church which excludes from communion those whom they admit to have the Spirit of Christ simply proclaim that their theory is in flat contradiction to the spiritual fact.
- Roland Allen
(Keywords: Men, Church, Christ, Contradiction, Fact, Spirit, Spiritual, Theory)

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
(Keywords: Culture, Fact, Old, Pity, Population, Years)

In emerging democracies like Russia, in authoritarian states like Iran or even Yugoslavia, journalists play a vital role in civil society. In fact, they form the very basis of those new democracies and civil societies.
- Christiane Amanpour
(Keywords: Society, Fact, Play, Russia, states)

None of us is responsible for the complexion of his skin. This fact of nature offers no clue to the character or quality of the person underneath.
- Marian Anderson
(Keywords: Nature, Quality, Character, Fact, Skin)

The fact that the adult American Negro female emerges a formidable character is often met with amazement, distaste and even belligerance. It is seldom accepted as an inevitable outcome of the struggle won by survivors, and deserves respect if not enthusiastic acceptance.
- Maya Angelou
(Keywords: Character, Acceptance, American, Fact, Respect, Struggle)

For Africa to me... is more than a glamorous fact. It is a historical truth. No man can know where he is going unless he knows exactly where he has been and exactly how he arrived at his present place.
- Maya Angelou
(Keywords: Truth, Fact, Man, Present)

The world distribution of French movies is a laughing matter. That is a fact.
- Jean-Jacques Annaud
(Keywords: Movies, Fact, World)

In fact, I believe that we need better sex education in our own culture, here in America, so that young folk learn about things like venereal disease before they encounter it.
- Piers Anthony
(Keywords: Education, Sex, America, Culture, Disease, Fact, Folk)

It sounds extraordinary but it's a fact that balance sheets can make fascinating reading.
- Mary Archer
(Keywords: Balance, Fact, Reading)

No cause is left but the most ancient of all, the one, in fact, that from the beginning of our history has determined the very existence of politics, the cause of freedom versus tyranny.
- Hannah Arendt
(Keywords: History, Politics, Beginning, Cause, Existence, Fact, Freedom, Tyranny)

In fact, I had a series of offers which would have brought me a lot of money to make films and package TV programs. There were people who said to me, we'll put a million dollars in your bank account tomorrow, which is a hard thing to turn down.
- Roone Arledge
(Keywords: Money, People, Bank account, Fact, Tomorrow)

Actually I am very glad that people can buy Armani - even if it's a fake. I like the fact that I'm so popular around the world.
- Giorgio Armani
(Keywords: People, Fact, Popular, World)

When we speak the word "life," it must be understood we are not referring to life as we know it from its surface of fact, but to that fragile, fluctuating center which forms never reach.
- Antonin Artaud
(Keywords: Life, Fact, Word)

My mother, she had a very good attitude toward money. I'm very grateful for the fact that we had to learn to save. I used to get like 50 pence a week, and I'd save it for like five months. And then I'd spend it on Christmas presents. I'd save up like eight pounds. It's nothing, but we did that.
- Gemma Arterton
(Keywords: Money, Mother, Attitude, Christmas, Fact, Months, Nothing)

The cosmical importance of this conclusion is profound and the possibilities it opens for the future very remarkable, greater in fact than any suggested before by science in the whole history of the human race.
- Francis William Aston
(Keywords: History, Science, Fact, Future, Importance, Possibilities, Race, Remarkable)

I don't run a car, have never run a car. I could say that this is because I have this extremely tender environmentalist conscience, but the fact is I hate driving.
- David Attenborough
(Keywords: Car, Conscience, Driving, Fact, Hate)

In the old days... it was a basic, cardinal fact that producers didn't have opinions. When I was producing natural history programmes, I didn't use them as vehicles for my own opinion. They were factual programmes.
- David Attenborough
(Keywords: History, Fact, Old, Opinion, Opinions)

I love the fact that it's not only about Star Trek, but about science fiction in general, and science.
- Rene Auberjonois
(Keywords: Love, Science, Fact, Fiction)

It is a sad fact about our culture that a poet can earn much more money writing or talking about his art than he can by practicing it.
- W. H. Auden
(Keywords: Art, Money, Culture, Fact, Talking, Writing)

It's a sad fact about our culture that a poet can earn much more money writing or talking about his art than he can by practicing it.
- W. H. Auden
(Keywords: Art, Money, Culture, Fact, Talking, Writing)

Though my books are written from a historical perspective, I have goon so far back that I am in the realm of prehistorical speculation rather than simple historical fact to weave my stories around.
- Jean M. Auel
(Keywords: Books, Fact, Perspective)

The unity in any painter's work arises from the fact that a person, brought to a desperate situation, will behave in a certain way... style.
- Frank Auerbach
(Keywords: Work, Fact, Style, Unity, Will)

Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.
- Marcus Aurelius
(Keywords: Truth, Fact, Opinion, Perspective)

In fact, even the perception of a resurgence in crime can be enough to paralyze business momentum and destroy the sense of security that a vibrant and progressive city requires.
- Alan Autry
(Keywords: Business, Perception, Crime, Fact, Security, Sense)

The fact is if we do our job right, if we keep worrying not about polls but about the jobs of the American people, about their health care, about their ability to educate their kids, stay in their homes and own their homes, send their kids to college, the basic pillars of a middle-class life, if we keep worrying about the future and building a stronger future for this country, these things will take care of themselves.
- David Axelrod
(Keywords: Health, Life, People, Ability, American, Building, Care, College, Country, Fact, Future, Job, Jobs, Kids, Right, Will)

The music we made then was so amateurish, compared to the rest of mainstream pop or rock and roll. But what differentiated us from what everybody else was doing in the business was the fact that you could tell that these people came from different reference areas.
- Kevin Ayers
(Keywords: Business, Music, People, Fact, Rest)

In fact, allowing immigrants to have licenses actually improves homeland security by allowing our government to track who is in our borders.
- Joe Baca
(Keywords: Government, Fact, Security)

The fact that the internet is so active; people can now speak to me indirectly.
- Randy Bachman
(Keywords: People, Fact, Internet, Now)

All science requires mathematics. The knowledge of mathematical things is almost innate in us. This is the easiest of sciences, a fact which is obvious in that no one's brain rejects it; for laymen and people who are utterly illiterate know how to count and reckon.
- Roger Bacon
(Keywords: Science, People, Knowledge, Fact, Mathematics, Obvious)

In fact it's quite gratifying for me to see some of the people who really objected to this method of working now being quite so profligate in their use of it.
- Derek Bailey
(Keywords: People, Being, Fact, Now)



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