Tuesday, 4 March 2008

Truth is stranger than fiction

Who Said It: Lord Byron

When: 1823

The Story behind It: This line appears in Byron's poem Don Juan:

'Tis strange,-but true; for truth is always strange;

Stranger than fiction: if it could be told,

How much would novels gain by the exchange!

How differently the world would men behold!

See http://www.trivia-library.com/b/origins-of-sayings-truth-is-stranger-than-fiction.htm

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