"One must always try to see the truth of a situation - it makes things universal."
"Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth."V. S. Naipaul on Marcus Aurelius
"Anyone who doesn't take truth seriously in small matters cannot be trusted in large ones either."V. S. Naipaul on Albert Einstein
"Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth."V. S. Naipaul 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."V. S. Naipaul on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on."V. S. Naipaul on Winston Churchill
"The writer is all alone."
"If you write a novel alone you sit and you weave a little narrative. And it's O.K., but it's of no account."
"What was past was past. I suppose that was the general attitude."
"The reason is that they define how I have gone about my business. I have trusted to intuition. I did it at the beginning. I do it even now. I have no idea how things might turn out, where in my writing I might go next."
"I went to India and met some people who had been involved in this guerrilla business, middle-class people who were rather vain and foolish. There was no revolutionary grandeur to it. Nothing."