Die Heuning Pot Literature Guide
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Quote #10

Truth was the enemy of the people, because the truth was so terrible, so Bokonon made it his business to provide the people with better and better lies." (78.3)

This is what we call a jackpot quote. Here, Bokonon's religion links to art in the fact that it's all a lie, and he points out that they serve the same purpose: helping people deal with how terrible the truth of reality is.

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