„Tis strange,-but true; for truth is always strange;
Stranger than fiction: if it could be told,
How much would novels gain by the exchange!
How differently the world would men behold!“

—  George Gordon Byron, Don Juan

Quelle: Don Juan

Letzte Aktualisierung 22. Mai 2020. Geschichte
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„Tis strange - but true; for Truth is always strange,
Stranger than Fiction“

—  George Gordon Byron English poet and a leading figure in the Romantic movement 1788 - 1824

Variante: For truth is always strange; stranger than fiction.

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„Truth may be stranger than fiction, goes the old saw, but it is never as strange as lies.“

—  John Hodgman, buch The Areas of My Expertise

Or, for that matter, as true.
Quelle: The Areas of My Expertise (2005), p. 18

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„Strange reading? It is meant to be. The world is full of romantic, macabre, improbable things which would never do in works of fiction.“

—  Robertson Davies Canadian journalist, playwright, professor, critic, and novelist 1913 - 1995

Scraps and Morsels (1960).
Kontext: Strange reading? It is meant to be. The world is full of romantic, macabre, improbable things which would never do in works of fiction. When those that come within one man's notice are gathered together in a scrapbook, they tell of a world which sobersided folk may not choose to recognize as their own. But it is their own; I have the evidence.

H.L. Mencken Foto

„Truth would quickly cease to be stranger than fiction, once we got used to it.“

—  H.L. Mencken American journalist and writer 1880 - 1956

1910s
Quelle: A Little Book in C Major (1916)

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„The world’s vast and strange, Hara, but no vaster and no stranger than our minds are. Think of that sometimes.“

—  Ursula K. Le Guin American writer 1929 - 2018

Quelle: Earthsea Books, The Other Wind (2001), Chapter 2 “Palaces” (p. 72)

H.L. Mencken Foto
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„Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn't.“

—  Mark Twain American author and humorist 1835 - 1910

Pudd'nhead Wilson's New Calendar, Ch. XV
Misquoted as "Why shouldn’t truth be stranger than fiction? Fiction, after all, has to make sense." by Laurence J. Peter in "Peter’s Quotations: Ideas for Our Time", among many others.
Following the Equator (1897)
Quelle: Following the Equator: A Journey Around the World

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„But please remember: this is only a work of fiction. The truth, as always, will be far stranger.“

—  Arthur C. Clarke British science fiction writer, science writer, inventor, undersea explorer, and television series host 1917 - 2008

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Mark Twain Foto

„Truth is stranger than fiction — to some people, but I am measurably familiar with it.“

—  Mark Twain, buch Following the Equator

Pudd'nhead Wilson's New Calendar, Ch. XV
Following the Equator (1897)

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„Odd, how different different men’s fears could be.“

—  Tanith Lee British writer 1947 - 2015

Quelle: Short fiction, Companions on the Road (1975), Chapter 1, “Avillis” (p. 7)

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