"My assignment is what every writer's assignment is: tell the truth of his own time."
"Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth."Leslie Fiedler on Marcus Aurelius
"Anyone who doesn't take truth seriously in small matters cannot be trusted in large ones either."Leslie Fiedler on Albert Einstein
"Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth."Leslie Fiedler on Buddha
"I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant."Leslie Fiedler on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on."Leslie Fiedler on Winston Churchill
"All good criticism should be judged the way art is. You shouldn't read it the way you read history or science."
"I have, I admit, a low tolerance for detached chronicling and cool analysis."
"When I was 12 years old, someone took me to see Martha Graham. It was nothing like what I thought of as serious dancing and even then I knew I was having a great experience. It was as if somebody was moving through space like no one ever did before."
"Hemingway seems to be in a funny position. People nowadays can't identify with him closely as a member of their own generation, and he isn't yet historical."
"I think the pattern of my essays is, A funny thing happened to me on my way through Finnegans Wake."