John Steinbeck Quote

I think the difference between a lie and a story is that a story utilizes the trappings and appearance of truth for the interest of the listener as well as of the teller. A story has in it neither gain nor loss. But a lie is a device for profit or escape. I suppose if that definition is strictly held to, then a writer of stories is a liar - if he is financially fortunate.


East of Eden, And, The Wayward Bus (ed. 1952)

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I think the difference between a lie and a story is that a story utilizes the trappings and appearance of truth for the interest of the listener as...