I’m not really a collector of quotes but I found a fantastic book related one the other night. I have begun reading Warlock, a NYRB Classic by the way, and the author, Oakley Hall, wrote something I really dug in a “Prefatory Note”. He writes,
“The pursuit of truth, not of facts, is the business of fiction.”
Wrap your head around that one if you will. It is a succinct way of saying something that I’ve always believed and have mentioned in a much less elegant manner.