(via Brain Picker)
Children are not deceived by fairy-tales; they are often and gravely deceived by school-stories. Adults are not deceived by science-fiction; they can be deceived by the stories in the women’s magazines.- C.S. Lewis
Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn’t - Mark Twain
Brain Picker writer Maria Popova discusses the ideas of truth and agenda in fiction and how the idea of truth in fiction has long consumed famous writers.
A short read, presented without much context, but makes some your brain think about the concepts of reality in truth in reality verus written word.
Which one do you believe more or find outlandish? Sometimes I seem to be far more critical of writing and stories than of the realities in my own life. But, then again, I am super critical in general, so I am cynical of most things anyway.