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All the King's Men

All the King's Men


by Robert Penn Warren

All the King's Men Memory and the Past Quotes

How we cite our quotes: Citations follow this format: (Chapter.Paragraph)

Quote #10

But in the end the truth gave the past back to me. (10.439)

This could be this book's motto. The truth of the past might be painful, it might be dirty, it might be ugly, it might get people close to us killed. But it the end it's our only hope for the future.

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