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"When did fact checking and journalism go their separate ways?" - Jon Stewart

"Fact-checking is so boring compared to writing fiction." - Francine Prose

"'Fact checking' is opinion journalism pretending to be some sort of heightened objectivity." - James Taranto

"It would be impossible to be fact-checking Donald Trump all the time." - Hillary Clinton

"People don't bother to check with anything anymore. They just like to speculate in print. We like fact-checking!" - Mick Jagger

"[Some outlets] shouldn't even call themselves news providers; they're just entertainment gossip without any sort of accountability or fact-checking." - Scott Eastwood

"In fact Sarah Palin has created more jobs than Obama has. She created eleven jobs fact-checking at the AP just for the Palin autobiography." - Ann Coulter

"When widely followed public figures feel free to say anything, without any fact-checking, it becomes impossible for a democracy to think intelligently about big issues." - Thomas Friedman

"Fact-checking doesn't exist primarily because some of us are liars and cheats. It exists because writers will be writers, much as they may mean to be historians." - Alice Dreger

"There is no fact-checking on tertiary celebrities. You can say whatever you'd like, and it will just rise up again." - Wayne Knight

"I'm not in the news business and won't tell people how to do their job. I'd like to restore trust in the news business, though, and feel that restoring fact-checking will really help. News business realities mean that such fact-checking has to be practical, it has to be fast and cheap." - Craig Newmark

"The internet connects us all and provides this fabulous fact-checking mechanism, and yet at the same time, the power of lies is conveyed much more efficiently now because they're accepted so fast." - Alex Gibney

"I have to do more close research and fact checking for the science fiction. This is not however to say that writing good fantasy does not involve doing good research." - Sarah Zettel

"I do a little fact checking now and then. Other than that its impact is simply that email has revolutionized communication for me, and my website has built up a community of readers, which is a lot of fun." - Lee Child

"When "news stories" are broken, do we not expect a certain amount of fact-checking or source-checking? One has to ask if this falls under the guise of sloppy reporting or deception as a source of spin. We seem to accept a certain amount of deception and we seem to be helpless to doing anything about it, as illustrated so clearly by where we are right now in this moment in our history." - Sheryl Crow

"Darwin and his successors have railed against the fallacy of confusing the current utility of a trait with the reason the trait evolved. For example, Darwin argued that skull sutures in mammals did not evolve because they facilitate live birth; the sutures were in place well before live birth evolved. Checking the chronological order in which different traits evolved in a lineage is one way to test an adaptive hypothesis; the fact of common ancestry is what makes that checking possible." - Elliott Sober

"Eric was incensed, to use a good entry from my word of the day Calender. In fact his eyes were almost throwing sparks he was so angry. "This woman has been mine, and she will be mine" he said in tones so definite I thought about checking my rear end for a brand." - Charlaine Harris

"In fact you can begin to discover and investigate whether you are an actor or not, whether you're in my view, qualified for a life in this profession or in this endeavor by checking yourself out and acting every day, getting plays and scripts and getting together with people and divvying up the parts and acting in one way or another, or writing things." - Jeff Goldblum

"There were signs. Probably more of them than I ever caught, even after the fact. But I missed them all. Maybe because I wasn't looking for them. I was too busy checking over my shoulder at the fire I'd just come through to pay much attention to the thousand-foot cliff looming in front of me." - Gayle Forman

"In principle, there's nothing wrong with the concept of an infographic. What concerns me is the types of things that people are doing with them. They get far off topic, or the fact checking is really poor. The infographic may be neat, but if the information it's based on is simply wrong, then it's misleading people." - Matt Cutts

"Consider in fact, a body of six hundred and fifty-eight miscellaneous persons, set to consult about "business," with twenty-seven millions, mostly fools, assiduously listening to them, and checking and criticising them. Was there ever, since the world began, will there ever be till the world end, any "business" accomplished in these circumstances?" - Thomas Carlyle

"Hey, Volusian, you haven't been checking me out, have you?" He gave me his trademark bland stare. "I assure you, mistress, the only allure your bare flesh has for me is to remind me how easy it will be to slice open." I laughed. If not for the fact he was actually serious, he'd be so much fun." - Richelle Mead

"In principle, there's nothing wrong with the concept of an infographic. What concerns me is the types of things that people are doing with them. They get far off topic, or the fact checking is really poor. The infographic may be neat, but if the information it's based on is simply wrong, then it's misleading people." - Matt Cutts

"The best players in the game want the responsibility of being the best player. The reality is the game has changed from now back to '87. It's a lot tighter checking. The players are better today. So, that makes it harder for him just in that fact. We can't rely solely on Mario [Lemieux] to carry this team. We're not relying on that." - Wayne Gretzky

"There were signs. Probably more of them than I ever caught, even after the fact. But I missed them all. Maybe because I was' looking for them. I was too busy checking over my shoulder at the fire I"d just come through to pay much attention to the thousand-foot cliff looming in front of me." - Gayle Forman

"The fact is, the public make use of the classics of a country as a means of checking the progress of Art. They degrade the classics into authorities. They use them as bludgeons for preventing the free expression of Beauty in new forms." - Oscar Wilde

"A lot of people, myself included, are excited about blogging and stuff like that, citizen journalism, but I do remind people that no matter how excited we are, there's no substitute for professional writing, no substitute for professional editing, and no substitute for professional fact-checking." - Craig Newmark

"Okay, I'm not in the news business, and I'm not going to tell anyone how to do their job. However, it'd be good to have news reporting that I could trust again, and there's evidence that fact-checking is an idea whose time has come." - Craig Newmark

"Sense About Science is much more than an innocent fact-checking service. It is a spin-off of a bizarre political network that began life as the ultra-left Revolutionary Communist Party and switched over to extreme corporate libertarianism when it launched 'Living Marxism' magazine in the late eighties." - Zac Goldsmith

"Rather than doing the kind of fact-checking that normally goes with a story, you ran with certain stories for not wanting to get beat. There's a pressure that exists in your profession. I would be surprised in any honest exchange that you say that doesn't exist." - Rahm Emanuel

"People often think that reporters write their own headlines. In fact, they almost never do. The people who do write headlines are the copy editors who are the front and last lines of quality-checking in a newspaper before it goes to print." - Jennifer Lee

"When I say 'publishing is the new literacy,' I don't mean there's no role for curation, for improving material, for editing material, for fact-checking material. I mean literally, the act of putting something out in public used to be reserved in the same way." - Clay Shirky

"I think the idea of fact-checking, I think the idea that you come up through a system where you know how to cover night cops, and then you go on, and you go on to various beats, including writing obituaries, and you get names right, you know how to spell them, really has some advantages to it." - Juan Williams

"In principle, there's nothing wrong with the concept of an infographic. What concerns me is the types of things that people are doing with them. They get far off topic, or the fact checking is really poor. The infographic may be neat, but if the information it's based on is simply wrong, then it's misleading people." - Matt Cutts

"I never really understood the idea that nonfiction ought to be this dispensary of data that we have at the moment. Also, roughly around the time we were doing this fact-checking. And I never really understood why people think what nonfiction's job is to give them information as opposed to something else." - John D'Agata

"Fact-checking is a terrible way to report on Donald Trump's lying . It's like we enter into a dialogue with him. It's as though, he says "A," and we check "A," and it gives it no context. Saying that he's "misstating" is an even worse way of covering it. That's NPR's ridiculous policy of not calling his lies "lies." It's really destructive." - Masha Gessen

"No one ever got rich checking their email more often." - Noah Kagan

"The world is R-rated, and no one's checking IDs" - N.D. Wilson

"I've got my library card and i'm checking you out!" - Joe Jonas

"Truth stands for the fact, nonviolence negates the fact." - Mahatma Gandhi

"Because a known fact is better than an unknown fact." - Mark Spitz

"The fact speak for themselves." - Demosthenes

"Solitude is the profoundest fact" - Octavio Paz

"Fact is stranger than fiction." - Thomas Chandler Haliburton

"In fact, I'm a geek." - Kelli Garner

"Belief creates the actual fact." - William James

"I prefer fact to fiction." - Richard Attenborough

"Fact is, perfection is boring." - Robert Genn

"When you get a checking account, you should have a savings account, and the number for the savings account should be one off of your checking account." - Dan Ariely

"Necessity is an interpretation, not a fact." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"I'm comfortable with anything after the fact." - George Saunders

"It's a scientific fact that gratitude reciprocates." - Matthew Mcconaughey

"Women need chocolate. It's a scientific fact." - Sophie Kinsella

"Globalization is a fact of economic life" - Carlos Salinas De Gortari

"I am, in fact, immortal when annoyed." - Mira Grant

"FACT!: I wanna live in a castle." - Andrew VanWyngarden

"Every fiction has its base in fact." - Gayle Forman

"Things always become obvious after the fact" - Nassim Nicholas Taleb

"Fact and fiction are different truths." - Patricia Maclachlan

"Even a lie is a psychic fact." - Carl Jung

"Sometimes fact is stranger than fiction" - Carol Alt

"Don't fight a fact, deal with it." - Hugh Prather

"Poetry is fact given over to imagery." - Rod Mckuen

"The fact is I'm very self-similar." - John Hodgman

"All legends have a base in fact." - David Gemmell

"Drawing is an idea more than fact." - Jack Shadbolt

"Sometimes fact is stranger than fiction." - Carol Alt

"Change is good. And in fact unavoidable." - Dirk Benedict

"In fact, the world needs more nerds." - Ben Bernanke

"In fact, pro wrestling is strong." - Kazushi Sakuraba

"Fact creates norms, and truth illumination." - Werner Herzog

"Fact is based upon vulgar matter." - Charles Olson

"Unfortunately, some scientists behave like preachers, delivering sermons to people. What this approach ignores is the fact that there are many threats in our world that must be weighed against one another. If I'm driving my car and find myself speeding toward an obstacle, I can't simple yank the wheel to the side without first checking to see if I'll instead be driving straight into a crowd of people. Climate researchers cannot and should not take this process of weighing different factors out of the hands of politics and society." - Hans von Storch

"They were checking us so closely, I could tell what brand of deodorant they were using." - Gary Dornhoefer

"Do you really think he untied you? .. He was just checking his kids handiwork." - Kelley Armstrong

"We're making a list." "And checking it twice." Edward shook his head." - Laurell K Hamilton

"We do an epically bad job of acknowledging one another's work and checking our sources." - John Green

"The balance in your life is more important than the balance in your checking account." - Chris Gardner

"Go-kart Mozart was checking out the weather chart to see if it was safe outside." - Bruce Springsteen

"Self-empathy in NVC means checking in with your own feelings and needs." - Marshall B. Rosenberg

"Sometimes I like to go outside without even checking the weather first." - Demetri Martin

"[I can't start the day without] checking my cellphone... I love messages!" - Cheyenne Kimball

"106 in the valley... I was sweating like Dan Rather checking for forged documents." - Jay Leno

"Her passion for independence had reached into her manipulation of their joint checking account." - John Cheever

"Scandisk is now checking your hard disk. You can start praying." - Anonymous

"106 [degrees] in the valley... I was sweating like Dan Rather checking for forged documents." - Jay Leno

"Do you work at the grocery store? Then why are you checking me out?" - Lisi Harrison

"Checking your ego, abandoning it, letting it go, is a huge part of recovery from addiction." - Susannah Grant

"They trained mostly by time periods, checking their pace for known distance only on special occasions." - Joe Henderson

"When people see the Cubevision logo, they should know it's something good, something worth checking out." - Ice Cube

"Thinking no longer means anymore than checking at each moment whether one can indeed think." - Theodor Adorno

"Honestly, I'm more into the computer, the Internet, and checking out scores or the news." - Martina Hingis

"Will is stronger than fact: it can mold and overcome fact." - H G Wells

"We cannot judge of the fact, but the law upon the fact." - Chris Pratt

"A photograph has picked up a fact of life, and that fact will live forever." - Raghu Rai

"Fact is not truth, but a poet who willfully defies fact cannot achieve truth." - Robert Graves

"The fact is one thing and the idea about the fact is another." - Jiddu Krishnamurti

"Accept the fact that you are accepted, despite the fact that you are unacceptable." - Paul Tillich

"Fact explains nothing. On the contrary, it is fact that requires explanation." - Marilynne Robinson

"In scientific work, those who refuse to go beyond fact rarely get as far as fact." - Thomas Huxley

"Every fact is impure, but every fact contains in it the juices of life. Every fact is a clod, from which may grow an amaranth or a palm." - Margaret Fuller

"When I wake up in the morning, the first thing I look at is the checking account report from the day before. I love checking accounts. I dream about them." - John Stumpf

"Two out of every three goals you score come from checking. One out of every three comes from sheer finesse." - Harry Sinden

"You've been checking me out, haven't you? In between your flaming insults? I feel like man candy." - J. Lynn

"When an aggressor comes on the scene, at least one other state will eventually take direct responsibility for checking it." - John Mearsheimer

"You know you're a skydiver when you can't put on a backpack without checking for leg straps." - Anonymous

"We are so busy constantly checking our own temperatures, we fail to notice the burning fevers of others." - Neal A Maxwell

"The way we measure productivity is flawed. People checking their BlackBerry over dinner is not the measure of productivity." - Timothy Ferriss

"Then I started checking out blues albums from the library and playing the harp along with them." - John Goodman

"Castle Face Records, run by The Oh Sees main man, Johnny Dwyer is always worth checking in with." - Henry Rollins

"I have this horrible, horrible habit of going on YouTube and checking out comments about what I do." - Rufus Wainwright

"The way we measure productivity is flawed. People checking their BlackBerry over dinner is not the measure of productivity." - Tim Ferriss

"Forensics I've always found absolutely fascinating. Anything to do with clues. And checking things out and solving." - Sandra Bullock

"There was actually some serious time in front of the mirror, checking yourself out, checking out your shirt, checking out your pants.Combing that hair. Really putting some thought and effort behind it and it's astounding how terrible I used to make myself look. Still to this day I don't really know how to dress myself." - Rob Huebel

"Our beliefs are, however, often contrary to fact." - Bertrand Russell

"Faction is that hybrid of documented fact and novelistic elaboration." - Norman Mailer

"The fact is that I loved being in England." - Bill Vaughan

"Without TD, we don't win Super Bowls. That's fact." - Shannon Sharpe

"Learning is the gradual replacement of fantasy with fact." - Gifford Pinchot

"Goodness begins simply with the fact of life itself." - Gwendolyn Brooks

"Genius inspires resentment. A sad fact of life." - Eoin Colfer

"How empty is theory in the presence of fact!" - Mark Twain

"Matter-of-fact descriptions make the improbable seem real." - Mason Cooley

"Inequality is a fact. Equality is a value." - Mason Cooley

"Reason argues the case, but fact may determine the judgment." - Mason Cooley

"Collins masterfully blends fact and fiction...transcends the historical thriller." - Jeffery Deaver

"The sceptic only stumbles at matter of fact." - Karl Ludwig von Knebel

"Literature is, in fact, the fruit of leisure." - Amelia B. Edwards

"Believe and create is a basic fact of successful living." - Norman Vincent Peale

"I know nothing, except the fact of my ignorance." - Diogenes of Sinope

"The word "dis-aster," in fact, means "bad star."" - Kenneth Franklin

"There does, in fact, appear to be a plan." - Albert Einstein

"All maps are distorted, they are not literal fact." - Paula Scher

"When the legend becomes fact, print the legend," - Robert Wuhl

"The fact that I'm three months pregnant doesn't change anything." - Catherine Destivelle

"Barbie always represented the fact that a woman has choices." - Ruth Handler

"The plain unwelcome fact is that sometimes life stymies you." - Aidan Chambers

"A little fact is worth a whole limbo of dreams." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The fact is that Democrats are not for tax cuts." - Rosa Delauro

"That's great. Except for the fact that it's completely unimportant." - Rick Riordan

"The very fact of snow is such an amazement." - Roger Ebert

"Beauty is the index of a larger fact than wisdom." - Oliver Wendell Holmes

"The ultimate umpire of all things in life is - fact." - Agnes C. Laut

"Profits are an opinion, cash is a fact." - Anonymous

"Any fact becomes important when it's connected to another." - Umberto Eco

"The room within is the great fact about the building." - Frank Lloyd Wright

"There is a kind of poetry in simple fact." - Edward Abbey

"Impossible is not a fact, it's an opinion." - Muhammad Ali

"I am in fact more than a dress." - Justine Thornton

"There is nothing as mysterious as a fact clearly described." - Garry Winogrand



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