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It does not deal with truth but with effect . That willing suspension of disbelief of
which Coleridge wrote is essential to it . The importance of truth to the dramatist is
that it adds to interest , but to the dramatist truth is only verisimilitude . It is what ...
These three values are Truth , Beauty and Goodness . I have a notion that Truth
finds a place in this list for rhetorical reasons . Man invests it with ethical qualities
, such as courage , honour and independence of spirit , which indeed are often ...
Man has always sacrificed truth to his vanity , comfort and advantage . He lives
not by truth but by make - believe , and his idealism , it has sometimes seemed to
me , is merely his effort to attach the * prestige of truth to the fictions he has ...
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