The truth is sometimes a poor competitor in the marketplace of ideas - complicated, unsatisfying, full of dilemmas, always vulnerable to misinterpretations and abuse.
In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.
It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it.
If you look for truth, you may find comfort in the end; if you look for comfort you will not get either comfort or truth, only .. wishful thinking to begin, and in the end, despair.
- C. S. Lewis
Truth, you can't handle the truth!
- Col Jessep, "A Few Good Men"
An era can be said to end when its basic illusions are exhausted.
- Arthur Miller
The search for truth can start with looking at prices. This is why the price is the best foundation for analysis. Prices do not lie. They may suspend with rationality, but at any time the price is willing to serve as a mechanism for allocation, as the level for transacting, and the aggregation of all weighted opinion good or bad, fully formed or not. You may not like the price. You may not agree with the price, but the price is where a market is willing to transact.