Perhaps in a book review it is not out of place to note that the safety of the state depends on cultivating the imagination.
(Stephen Vizinczey (b. 1933), Hungarian novelist, critic. repr. In Truth and Lies in Literature (1986). "Mind of a Mass Murderer," Sunday Telegraph (London, Sept. 8, 1974).
A review of Gitta Sereny, Into That Darkness.)
If the reporter has killed our imagination with his truth, he threatens our life with his lies.
(Karl Kraus (1874-1936), Austrian satirist. repr. In In These Great Times: A Karl Kraus Reader, ed. Harry Zohn (1976). "In These Great Times," speech, Nov. 19, 1914, Vienna, published in Die Fackel (Vienna, Dec. 1914).)