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   Franklin Kross:  “Lighten up, Ads! Your trying to save the world and your computer isn’t the end of either.”

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   Ads:  “Back off, Franky… but here’s a bone for those of your ilk. ‘Truth is in the eye of the beholder,’ as some say, or perhaps as in the depths of one’s constitution. Here are a couple of examples from real life.”

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“There are two kinds of truth. There are real truths and there are made-up truths.”¹

–Marion Barry, mayor of Washington, D.C., on his arrest for drug abuse.

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“If I told you the truth, I’d be a hypocrite.”

–Michael Curtiz, Hollywood director, when asked his opinion of a producer.

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   “I don’t want to tell you any half-truths unless they’re completely accurate.”

–Dennis Rappaport, boxing manager, explaining his silence regarding boxer Thomas Hearns.

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   “The honorable member did not want the truth; the honorable member had asked for facts.”

–Joseph Chamberlain, nineteenth-century British statesman, leader of the Liberal Unionists, and later Colonial Secretary.

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   ¹ Of course, you expect a footnote, so here it is. These examples were taken from The 776 Stupidest Things Ever Said by Ross and Kathryn Petras (Broadway, 1993). The information here is as good (and truthful) as their sources and their recording and reporting information.