A scientist can pretend that his work isn't himself, it's merely the impersonal truth. An artist can't hide behind the truth. He can't hide anywhere.
Distrust everything I say. I am telling the truth.
I talk about the gods, I am an atheist. But I am an artist too, and therefore a liar. Distrust everything I say. I am telling the truth. The only truth I can understand or express is, logically defined, a lie. Psychologically defined, a symbol. Aesthetically defined, a metaphor.
I'll make my report as if I told a story, for I was taught as a child on my homeworld that Truth is a matter of the imagination.
One voice speaking truth is a greater force than fleets and armies...
We are volcanoes. When we women offer our experience as our truth, as human truth, all the maps change. There are new mountains.
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