Favorite Quotations ~  Confess Truths We Confess

"All art is a kind of confession, more or less oblique." ~ James Baldwin


All philosophy is a form of confession. ~ Friedrich W. Nietzsche

Confession, alas, is the new handshake. ~ Richard Dean Rosen

Everyone confesses in the abstract that exertion which brings out all the powers of body and mind is the best thing for us all; but... nobody does much more than circumstances drive them to do. ~ Harriet Beecher Stowe

Go into yourself. Find out the reason that commands you to write; see whether it has spread its roots into the depth of your heart; confess to yourself whether you would have to die if you were forbidden to write. ~ Rainer Maria Rilke

I am not ashamed to confess that I am ignorant of what I do not know. ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero

To deny all is to confess all. ~ Spanish Proverb

We confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no large ones. ~ La Rouchefouchauld

A clean confession, combined with a promise never to commit the sin again, when offered before one who has the right to receive it, is the purest type of repentance. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

There are things to confess that enrich the world, and things that need not be said. ~ Joni Mitchell

The real mystery is this strange need. Why can't we just hide it and shut up? Why do we have to blab? Why do human beings need to confess? ~ Ted Hughes

Should we all confess our sins to one another, we would all laugh at one another for our lack of originality. ~ Kahlil Gibran

A guilty conscience needs to confess. A work of art is a confession. ~ Albert Camus

And now I have to confess the unpardonable and the scandalous. I am a happy man. And I am going to tell you the secret of my happiness. It is quite simple. I love mankind. I love love. I hate hate. I try to understand and accept. ~ Jean Cocteau

Confession of error is like a broom that sweeps away the dirt and leaves the surface cleaner than before. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

He that jokes confesses. ~ Italian Proverb

I am ashamed of confessing that I have nothing to confess. ~ Fanny Burney

I must confess that my imagination, in spite even of spurring, refuses to see any sort of submarine doing anything but suffocating its crew and floundering at sea. ~ H. G. Wells

It is easier to confess a defect than to claim a quality. ~ Max Beerbohm

Let us confess it: evil strides the world. ~ François Voltaire

Quotation confesses inferiority. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

The confession of evil works is the first beginning of good works. ~ St. Augustine of Hippo