Quotation by Multatuli

There is nothing more poetic than the truth. He who does not see poetry in it will always be a poor versifier outside of it.
Multatuli [Eduard Douwer Dekker] (1820–1887), Dutch writer, civil servant. "Idee 263," The Oyster and the Eagle: Selected Aphorisms and Parables of Multatuli (1872), trans. by E. M. Beekman, U of Mass. Press (1974).
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