While reading about Ernest Hemingway's coverage of war, I found this quote from "Papa":
"The writer's standard of fidelity to the truth should be so high that his invention, out of his experience, should produce a truer account than anything factual can be. For facts can be observed badly; but when a good writer is creating something, he has time and scope to make of it an absolute truth." (source: Hemingway on War and Its Aftermath, National Archives)
Thanks for your service to our country and your community, Lt. Colonel Floyd Carter (source: Philly.com).
"It is better to travel 1,000 miles than to read a thousand books." I heard this quote on a recent Rick Steves podcast. I don't know who originally said it, but it has stuck with me.