To be famous, in fact, one has only to kill one’s landlady.
The mood in which my book was conceived and executed, was in fact to some extent a passing one.
A work survives its readers; after a hundred or two hundred years, it is read by new readers who impose on it new modes of reading and interpretation. The work survives because of these interpretations, which are, in fact, resurrections: without them, there would be no work.
In fact, it seems to me that making strategic alliances across national borders in order to treat HIV among the world’s poor is one of the last great hopes of solidarity across a widening divide.
In fact history does not belong to us; but we belong to it.
Government has a habit of blaming the private sector for its own failings while taking credit for advances we in fact owe to the private sector.
The ideas which now pass for brilliant innovations and advances are in fact mere revivals of ancient errors, and a further proof of the dictum that those who are ignorant of the past are condemned to repeat it.
In fact, in lyric poetry, truthfulness becomes recognizable as a ring of truth within the medium itself.
Religion is a reassurance – in fact, that’s its only purpose.
In fact men will fight for a superstition quite as quickly as for a living truth – often more so, since a superstition is so intangible you cannot get at it to refute it, but truth is a point of view, and so is changeable.