15 QUOTES ON TRUTH-TELLING AND BREAKING SILENCE

In a room where
people unanimously maintain
a conspiracy of silence,
one word of truth
sounds like a pistol shot.

― Czesław Miłosz

 

Telling the truth

 

Big Voice Pictures is a production company creating films shedding light on truths. We believe, when the time is right, that the truth can set us free. We believe sharing our truth is best done in community, with other truth tellers.  Then we like to spread truth far and wide–creating ripple effects, and inspiring others to do the same.

We’ve been encouraged by others who have walked before us.

As we wind up 2014, we’d like to leave you with some truth gems from some of our great thinkers, leaders, authors and celebrities. Perhaps some resonate for you?  Consider writing a few down which speak to you, and keep them nearby to inspire you. 

In the meantime, may your hearts and New Year be filled with truth!

 

Truth never damages a cause that is just.
–Mahatma Gandhi

 

It’s not sincereity, it is truth which frees us, because it transforms us. It tears us away from our inmost slavery.
–Henri de Lubac

 

Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion against injustice and lying and greed. If people all over the world…would do this, it would change the earth.
–William Faulkner

 

What is the source of our first suffering? It lies in the fact that we hesitated to speak. It was born in the moment when we accumulated silent things within us.
–Gaton Bachelard

 

Tell your stories, if people wanted you to write warm about them, they should have behaved better.
–Anne Lamott

 

When a woman tells the truth, she creates the possibility for more truth around her.
–Adrienne Rich

 

Seek the truth, not what is comfortable. Seek the real, not the easy.
— Gerald May

 

We need more people speaking out. This country is not overrun with rebels and free thinkers. It’s overrun with sheep and conformists.
–Bill Maher.

 

Honesty is more than not lying. It is truth telling, truth speaking, truth living, and truth loving.
–James E. Faust

 

Proclaim the truth and do not be silent through fear.
— Catherine of Siena


Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.
–Elie Wiesel

 

Silence becomes cowardice when occasion demands speaking out the whole truth and acting accordingly.
–Mahatma Gandhi

 

But I suppose the most revolutionary act one can engage in is… to tell the truth.
–Howard Zinn

 

The truth will lead me to all.

— Maya Angelou 

 

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