Saturday, September 14, 2019

Robert Caro's Thoughts on Truth

Biographer Robert Caro has published a memoir about his life as a researcher and writer, in which he wrote this:
While I am aware that there is no Truth, no objective truth, no single truth, no truth simple or unsimple, either; no verity, eternal or otherwise; no Truth about anything, there are Facts, objective facts, discernible and verifiable. And the more facts you accumulate, the closer you come to whatever truth there is. And finding facts -- through reading documents or through interviewing and re-interviewing -- can't be rushed; it takes time. Truth takes time.

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