The most dangerous untruths are truths slightly distorted.
— G. C. (Georg Christoph) Lichtenberg

Poetry is a mirror which makes beautiful that which is distorted.
Percy Bysshe Shelley distorted quote

Send forth the child and childish man together, and blush for the pride that libels our own old happy state, and gives its title to an ugly and distorted image.
— Charles Dickens

It's essential to tell the truth at all times. This will reduce life's pain. Lying distorts reality. All forms of distorted thinking must be corrected.
— John Bradshaw

Violence commands both literature and life, and violence is always crude and distorted.
— Ellen Glasgow