truth is stranger than fiction

truth is stranger than fiction

1823 BYRON Don Juan XIV. ci. Truth is always strange, Stranger than Fiction.

1863 C. READE Hard Cash II. xv. Sampson was greatly struck with the revelation: he..said truth was stranger than fiction.

1905 G. K. CHESTERTON Club of Queer Trades 133 ‘Do you believe that truth is stranger than fiction?’ ‘Truth must of necessity be stranger than fiction,’ said Basil placidly. ‘For fiction is the creation of the human mind, and therefore congenial to it.’

2001 Washington Post 25 June C2 There are times when truth is indeed stranger than fiction, when the teller of true tales can report things that we would dismiss as preposterous inventions should a novelist try to put them over on us.


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  • Stranger than Fiction — ist Teil der englischen Redensart Truth is stranger than fiction (Die Wahrheit ist merkwürdiger als jede Erfindung) und bezeichnet: Stranger Than Fiction (Album), 1994 erschienenes Musik Album der US amerikanischen Punk Band Bad Religion den… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Stranger Than Fiction — ist Teil der englischen Redensart Truth is stranger than fiction (Die Wahrheit ist merkwürdiger als jede Erfindung) und bezeichnet: eine Demoaufnahme der englischen Thrash Metal Band Sabbat Stranger Than Fiction (Album), 1994 erschienenes Musik… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Stranger Than Fiction (song) — Infobox Single Name=Stranger Than Fiction Artist=Bad Religion from Album=Stranger Than Fiction Released=1994 Format=Vinyl, CD and Cassettte Recorded=1994 Genre=Punk rock Length=2:20 Label=Atlantic Records Writer=Brett Gurewitz Producer=Andy… …   Wikipedia

  • fact is stranger than fiction — An alliterative version of TRUTH is stranger than fiction. 1853 T. C. HALIBURTON Sam Slick’s Wise Saws 5 Facts are stranger than fiction, for things happen sometimes that never entered into the mind of man to imagine or invent. 1881 A. JESSOPP… …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • Truth Stranger Than Fiction — Infobox Film name = Truth Stranger Than Fiction image size = caption = director = producer = writer = narrator = starring = Harry Carey music = cinematography = editing = distributor = released = 29 May, 1915 runtime = country = USA language =… …   Wikipedia

  • Ruth Is Stranger Than Richard — Infobox Album | Name = Ruth Is Stranger Than Richard Type = Album Artist = Robert Wyatt Released = May 1975 Recorded = October 1974 – March 1975 Genre = Progressive rock Length = 39:06 Label = Virgin Producer = Robert Wyatt Reviews = *Allmusic… …   Wikipedia

  • truth — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Conformity to fact Nouns 1. truth, fact, reality; verity, gospel, authenticity; plain, unvarnished, sober, or naked truth, matter of fact; the Gospel or naked truth; the truth, the whole truth and… …   English dictionary for students

  • truth — noun 1) he doubted the truth of her statement Syn: veracity, truthfulness, verity, sincerity, candor, honesty; accuracy, correctness, validity, factuality, authenticity Ant: dishonesty, falseness 2) …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • fiction — see fact is stranger than fiction truth is stranger than fiction …   Proverbs new dictionary

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