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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
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There is no truth, there are only versions is a postmodern dictum.

Its origin is Friedrich Nietzsche who said:

"There are no facts, only interpretations."

This dictum can be found in Nietzsche's notebooks (Summer 1886 – Fall 1887)

The German original is "Es gibt keine Tatsachen, sondern nur Interpretationen."

A variant translation is: "Against that positivism which stops before phenomena, saying "there are only facts," I should say: no, it is precisely facts that do not exist, only interpretations…" --translated in The Portable Nietzsche (1954) by Walter Kaufmann, p. 458.

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