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Initial post: Nov 17, 2012, 6:39:23 AM PST
I told my children that there is often more truth to be found in works of fiction than found in works of nonfiction.

Would you agree or disagree?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 17, 2012, 6:44:53 AM PST
Splinker says:
Someone once said, not everything that is true necessarily happened.

Posted on Nov 17, 2012, 6:47:23 AM PST
Not everything that happened is necessarily true.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 17, 2012, 6:49:36 AM PST
Splinker says:
Ya. Do you recall who said that?

Posted on Nov 17, 2012, 6:56:50 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 17, 2012, 7:54:42 AM PST
Using a little poetic license is going to sell more books. Let's face it, sometimes truth can be boring.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 17, 2012, 8:34:04 AM PST
I did.
It's my penetrating insight for the day.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 17, 2012, 8:40:19 AM PST
Splinker says:
That is actually the first line of the quote I am thinking of.

Posted on Nov 17, 2012, 5:42:03 PM PST
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Posted on Nov 17, 2012, 5:43:59 PM PST
Dancing Lady says:
Actually, I tend to get most of my history these days by reading historical fiction. Or by reading a book that mixes fiction with truth. It makes the learning so much more interesting, don't you think? Not so boring or dry.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 17, 2012, 6:26:09 PM PST
If one considers "truth" as a philosophical ideal, then yes.

Posted on Nov 17, 2012, 6:38:09 PM PST
Steve says:
anon once said:

History is something that never happened, described by a man who was not there.

Posted on Nov 18, 2012, 6:30:47 AM PST
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Posted on Nov 18, 2012, 6:47:27 AM PST
Splinker says:
It was elle weisel who said the quote i mentioned.
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