1. "In solitude, man is his truth; in society, he tends to be his mere conventionality or falsification.18"
- Pedro Blas González, Human Existence as Radical Reality: Ortega y Gasset's Philosophy of Subjectivity
2. "The falsification of everything has been shown to be one of the characteristic features of our period, but falsification is not in itself subversion properly so-called, though contributing directly to the preparation for it. Perhaps the clearest indication of this is what may be called the falsification of language, taking the form of the misuse of certain words that have been diverted from their true meaning; misuse of this kind is to some extent imposed by constant suggestion on the part of everyone who exercises any kind of influence over the mentality of the public."
- Quote by René Guénon
3. "If lying and fabrication are psychologically harmful even in ordinary relations with other men (a sphere where a certain amount of falsification is not uncommon) all falsity is disastrous in any relation with the ground of our own being"
- Thomas Merton, Contemplative Prayer
4. "...symptoms: an unreasonable belief that everyone around him was crazy, a homicidal impulse to machine-gun strangers, retrospective falsification, an unfounded suspicion that people hated him and were conspiring to kill him."
- Joseph Heller, Catch-22
5. "24. O sancta simplicitas! In what strange simplification and falsification man lives! One can never cease wondering when once one has got eyes for beholding this marvel! How we have made everything around us clear and free and easy and simple!"
- Friedrich Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil
6. "As for the theory that these accounts were, perhaps, just stories – confections of creative minds – Gurney’s response was scathing. When we submit the theory of deliberate falsification to the cumulative test…there comes a point where the reason rebels, Gurney wrote."
- Greg Taylor, Stop Worrying! There Probably is an Afterlife
7. "Life, it is true, is a process of decisions and alternatives, the conscious awareness and acceptance of limitations. Experience, nevertheless, to say nothing of history, seems clearly to indicate that it is not possible to banish or to falsify any human need without ourselves undergoing falsification and loss."
- James Baldwin, Collected Essays
8. "At the behest of the criterion of authenticity, much that was once thought to make up the very fabric of culture has come to seem of little account, mere fantasy or ritual, or downright falsification. Conversely, much that culture traditionally condemned and sought to exclude is accorded a considerable moral authority by reason of the authenticity claimed for it, for example, disorder, violence, unreason."
- Lionel Trilling, Sincerity and Authenticity
9. "My parents often wondered why I would grow so indignant at the falsification and exploitation of the Nazi genocide. The most obvious answer is that it has been used to justify criminal policies of the Israeli state and US support for these policies."
- Quote by Norman G. Finkelstein
10. "Writing always means hiding something in such a way that it then is discovered; because the truth that can come from my pen is like a shard that has been chipped from a great boulder by a violent impact, then flung far away; because there is no certitude outside falsification."
- Italo Calvino, If on a Winter's Night a Traveler