Quote by Claude A. Helvetius
Truth is a torch that shines through the fog without dispelling it.
This quote suggests that truth has the ability to illuminate and reveal what is real and genuine, much like a torch pierces through darkness. However, it does not necessarily eliminate or resolve ambiguity, uncertainty, or confusion (represented by the fog). In other words, truth can provide clarity and insight, but it may not completely remove all layers of complexity or ignorance. Instead, the quote implies that truth coexists with other aspects of life, helping to bring understanding while still acknowledging the existence of unanswered questions or mysteries.
I remember when I took Quentin Tarantino with me to a very private screening of the documentary 'Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired,' which shows some of the legal irregularities of his case. I was involved by the film, and it was an amazing experience to see people weep at the end of it.