100+ Best Fact Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Profoundly inspirational fact quotes will encourage growth in life, make you wiser and broaden your perspective.

Famous Fact Quotes

Everything is autobiography, even if one writes something that is totally objective. The fact that it’s a subject that seizes you makes it autobiographical. – Lisel Mueller

There was a huge, tremendous amount of disabled veterans and the Veteran’s Administration just wasn’t geared up for it. I know for a fact that it’s getting better and better. – R. Lee Ermey

We are not interested in the fact that the brain has the consistency of cold porridge. – Alan Turing

We cannot let our respect for the FBI blind us from the fact the FBI has sometimes come up short of our expectations. – Orrin Hatch

We’re terrified of not having the answers, and we would sometimes rather assert an incorrect answer than make our peace with the fact that we really don’t know. – Kathryn Schulz

After Hollywood, you know if people are interested in you or in the fact that you’ve been in a movie. You know who your real friends are. – Emily Browning

Instead of establishing facts, we have to overthrow errors; instead of ascertaining what is, we have to chase from our imaginations what is not. – Frances Wright

In the spider-web of facts, many a truth is strangled. – Paul Eldridge

Legends are material to be moulded, and not facts to be recorded. – Hervey Allen

Definition of Statistics: The science of producing unreliable facts from reliable figures. – Evan Esar

Physiology and psychology cover, between them, the field of vital phenomena; they deal with the facts of life at large, and in particular with the facts of human life. – Wilhelm Wundt

I went from buying my own condominium and a car for myself when I was 17 on ‘The Facts of Life’ to not being able to pay my rent. I was at the unemployment office all the time. I had to sell my record collection just to make ends meet. And then I started getting these voice-over jobs. – Pamela Adlon

I’m not a great believer in awards-of course the fact that I’ve never won one has nothing to do with it at all! – Iain Banks

I have the ‘thing’ worked out – the trick or the surprise or the pivotal fact. Then I just start somewhere and let the story work itself out. – Lee Child

The natural superiority of women is a biological fact, and a socially acknowledged reality. – Ashley Montagu

A workshop is a way of renting an audience, and making sure you’re communicating what you think you’re communicating. It’s so easy as a young writer to think you’re been very clear when in fact you haven’t. – Octavia Butler

Never give up. And never, under any circumstances, face the facts. – Ruth Gordon

Physics is becoming so unbelievably complex that it is taking longer and longer to train a physicist. It is taking so long, in fact, to train a physicist to the place where he understands the nature of physical problems that he is already too old to solve them. – Eugene Wigner

I’ve had two instances when I’ve met journalists face to face and we’ve had good interviews and I’ve said, ‘We don’t have children, by the way,’ and then they’ve written it. I’m not sure what that’s about. As misleading facts go, it’s not a terrible one but it isn’t true – we don’t have kids. – Gina McKee

The first and most important reason for its elimination is the unquestioned fact that evolution is not a science; it is a hypothesis only, a speculation. – William Bell

In fact, we started off with two or three different shells and the shell had life of its own. – Ken Thompson

In fact, the confidence of the people is worth more than money. – Carter G. Woodson

I love films for the fact that it is like working under a microscope. It is sort of like a laboratory. – Ajay Naidu

My friends love to tease me about the fact that I won’t be able to drive until I’m a sophomore in college. – Noah Gray-Cabey

Wikipedia is just an incredible thing. It is fact-encirclingly huge, and it is idiosyncratic, careful, messy, funny, shocking and full of simmering controversies – and it is free, and it is fast. – Nicholson Baker

The fact is that much misunderstanding is often caused by our modern attempts to limit too strictly the meaning of a Greek word. – Gilbert Murray

As seismologists gained more experience from earthquake records, it became obvious that the problem could not be reduced to a single peak acceleration. In fact, a full frequency of vibrations occurs. – Charles Francis Richter

Everybody thinks if you do one thing, you can’t do something else. So I like the fact that I can be versatile if I want to. – Denise Van Outen

My fate has been that what I undertook was fully understood only after the fact. – Benoit Mandelbrot

Government has a habit of blaming the private sector for its own failings while taking credit for advances we in fact owe to the private sector. – Thomas Woods

Prejudice is a great time-saver. You can form opinions without having to get the facts. Prejudice not being founded on reason cannot be removed by argument. – Samuel Johnson

One of the things that was kind of shocking for humans… was to come to terms with was the fact that, hey, we may not be the center of the universe. – Kevin J. Anderson

I like horror movies, and in fact I like them even more now after making one. I just think they’re much more liberating because you don’t really have to apply a very strict logic. – Gore Verbinski

The facts will speak for themselves. Credit them or not, but read! – Ralph Chaplin

How, possibly, could the police have made the ‘mistake’ of charging the wrong man with the notorious Red Light Bandit crimes? That also is something that is fully revealed in the Pandora’s Box of facts I have prepared. – Caryl Chessman

We’ve got to work to save our children and do it with full respect for the fact that if we do not, no one else is going to do it. – Dorothy Height

Photography is about finding out what can happen in the frame. When you put four edges around some facts, you change those facts. – Garry Winogrand

I’m not trying to uncover the facts of my life but to discover the dramatic truth of the situations I was in. – Edward St Aubyn

As a matter of fact, most cases of food poisoning are never linked back to their source. – Eric Schlosser

The system becomes more coherent as it is further extended. The elements which we require for explaining a new class of facts are already contained in our system. In false theories, the contrary is the case. – William Whewell

But when you take the Bible literally, for what it says, you have to come back to the fact that there is only one way of salvation; there’s only one Savior. – Tim LaHaye

The Blues are the true facts of life expressed in words and song, inspiration, feeling, and understanding. – Willie Dixon

Sometimes bullies are your friends and very rarely do bullying prevention tips acknowledge this fact or what to do about it. – Rosalind Wiseman

I did ‘The Grey,’ and it was very intense and emotional because we’re in the wilderness, and it was always 30 degrees. You kind of lose your sense of reality in the fact that you’re filming a movie. – Frank Grillo

In the old days… it was a basic, cardinal fact that producers didn’t have opinions. When I was producing natural history programmes, I didn’t use them as vehicles for my own opinion. They were factual programmes. – David Attenborough

Nevertheless, this one fact should be apparent: turning the other cheek is a bribe. It is a valid form of action for only so long as the Christian is impotent politically or militarily. – Gary North

Photographers usually want to photograph facts and things. But I’m interested in the nature of the thing itself. A photograph of someone sleeping tells me nothing about their dream state; a photograph of a corpse tells me nothing about the nature of death. My work is about my life as an event, and I find myself to be very temporal, transient. – Duane Michals

We are the recorders and reporters of facts – not the judges of the behaviors we describe. – Alfred Kinsey

Renunciation – that is the great fact we all, individuals and classes, have to learn. In trying to avoid it we bring misery to ourselves and others. – Beatrice Webb

I’m interested in the fact that the less secure a man is, the more likely he is to have extreme prejudice. – Clint Eastwood

There is no proletarian, not even a Communist movement, that has not operated in the interests of money, and for the time being permitted by money – and that without the idealists among its leaders having the slightest suspicion of the fact. – Oswald Spengler

I kind of always took it for granted the fact that my parents were Olympic medalists. – Taylor Phinney

People will generally accept facts as truth only if the facts agree with what they already believe. – Andy Rooney

The facts of life are very stubborn things. – Cleveland Amory

You can listen to what everybody says, but the fact remains that you’ve got to get out there and do the thing yourself. – Joan Sutherland

All generous minds have a horror of what are commonly called ‘Facts’. They are the brute beasts of the intellectual domain. – Thomas Hobbes

To act on the belief that we possess the knowledge and the power which enable us to shape the processes of society entirely to our liking, knowledge which in fact we do not possess, is likely to make us do much harm. – Friedrich August von Hayek

The genius of impeachment lay in the fact that it could punish the man without punishing the office. – Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.

The most difficult thing in any negotiation, almost, is making sure that you strip it of the emotion and deal with the facts. – Howard Baker

But the scientific importance of a change in knowledge of fact consists precisely in j its having consequences for a system of theory. – Talcott Parsons

The thing women must do to rise to power is to redefine their femininity. Once, power was considered a masculine attribute. In fact power has no sex. – Katharine Graham

You have to accept the fact that sometimes you are the pigeon, and sometimes you are the statue. – Claude Chabrol

In fact, as a spin bowler, you have to work on the batsman over after over. – Richie Benaud

My affiliation with England is borne out by the fact that I do come back for periodic visits. – George Shearing

Hindsight is wonderful. It’s always very easy to second guess after the fact. – Helen Reddy

The fact that a person loves one particular person is what is important; the life lesson, whether you are homosexual or heterosexual, is that you not be promiscuous, and true to one person. – Loretta Devine

The American fascists are most easily recognized by their deliberate perversion of truth and fact. Their newspapers and propaganda carefully cultivate every fissure of disunity, every crack in the common front against fascism. – Henry A. Wallace

When I played, a pitcher could throw at you any time he wanted to. In fact, he could tell you he was going to throw at you, and there was nothing said. You had to take it. If he hit ya, he hit ya. – Lloyd Waner

Every woman needs to know the facts. And the fact is, when it comes to breast cancer, every woman is at risk. – Debbie Wasserman Schultz

I did nothing to deserve God’s love; in fact, I was living as an orphan, without hope. Yet God chose to pursue a relationship with me, and through the death of his son Jesus, I was adopted into God’s family. – Steven Curtis Chapman

There’s nothing worse than a bunch of jaded old farts, and that’s a fact. – Robert Plant

Intelligence we gathered at the time indicated that this was in fact leadership and we struck the leadership. – Peter Pace

The health effects of air pollution imperil human lives. This fact is well-documented. – Eddie Bernice Johnson

Theatre director: a person engaged by the management to conceal the fact that the players cannot act. – James Agate

It is kind of tedious after a while, to parse politicians doing the same thing over and over again. The facts change from week to week, but the sort of masquerade doesn’t. – Frank Rich

Playing Sgt, Trotter in ‘The Mousetrap’ is the same as playing Scripps in ‘The History Boys,’ in the sense that they’re dream roles that I’ve always wanted to do. The fact they’re letting me do this professionally and I’m getting paid for it, I find astonishing. – Thomas Howes

I am actually a terrible coward. Fear is a constant fact of my life. – Trevor McDonald

‘Promiscuous’ implies that I’m not choosy. In fact I’m very choosy. I just happen to have had a lot of choices. – Jacki Weaver

A man will treat a woman almost exactly the way he treats his own interior feminine. In fact, he hasn’t the ability to see a woman, objectively speaking, until he has made some kind of peace with his interior woman. – Robert Johnson

A lot of that momentum comes from the fact that Linux is free. – Nat Friedman

Blues is a natural fact, is something that a fellow lives. If you don’t live it you don’t have it. Young people have forgotten to cry the blues. Now they talk and get lawyers and things. – Big Bill Broonzy

We may never understand illnesses such as cancer. In fact, we may never cure it. But an ounce of prevention is worth more than a million pounds of cure. – David Agus

Diplomats make it their business to conceal the facts, and politicians violently denounce the politicians of other countries. – Margaret Sanger

The real fact is that I could no longer stand their eternal cold mutton. – Cecil Rhodes

A young man is a theory, an old man is a fact. – E. W. Howe

The fact that I’m going to be unsuccessful at times is pretty well-balanced by the fact that I’m going to be successful at others. – Rod Taylor

Married life requires shared mystery even when all the facts are known. – Richard Ford

We owe our success to them, and also to the fact that, as the saying goes, two Eds are better than one. – Edmond H. Fischer

I have to accept the fact that, no matter what I do, it’s going to annoy someone. – Nathan Lane

We said, there’s another second gone, there’s another minute and another hour and another day, when, as a matter of fact the second or the minute or the hour was never gone. It was the same one all the time. It had just moved along and we had moved with it. – Clifford D. Simak

A spiritual voice is urgently needed to underline the fact that global warming is already causing human anguish and mortality in our nation and abroad, and much more will occur in the future without rapid action. – Bill McKibben

When you’re going through something, whether it’s a wonderful thing like having a child or a sad thing like losing somebody, you often feel like ‘Oh my God, I’m so overwhelmed; I’m dealing with this huge thing on my own.’ In fact, poetry’s a nice reminder that, no, everybody goes through it. These are universal experiences. – Caroline Kennedy

Most social acts have to be understood in their setting and lose meaning if isolated… No error in thinking about social facts is more serious than the failure to see their place and function. – Solomon Asch

This sounds an extraordinary statement to make, but in fact all truth is very ordinary. – Brian Perkins

I like to blur the line between fact and fiction, but not to condescend to the reader by enmeshing her/him into some sort of a postmodern coop. – Aleksandar Hemon

Knowledge is power only if man knows what facts not to bother with. – Robert Staughton Lynd

The most emphatic place in a clause or sentence is the end. This is the climax; and, during the momentary pause that follows, that last word continues, as it were, to reverberate in the reader’s mind. It has, in fact, the last word. – F. L. Lucas

I take no pleasure in the fact that the scientific predictions I’ve relayed to popular audiences turn out to be true. – Al Gore

Meanwhile the fact that the connection with the activity of memory in ordinary life is for the moment lost is of less importance than the reverse, namely, that this connection with the complications and fluctuations of life is necessarily still a too close one. – Hermann Ebbinghaus

Pigeons are among the most maligned urban wildlife despite the fact that human beings brought them to our shores and turned them loose in our cities – not something that they chose. – Ingrid Newkirk

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