Truth is stranger than fiction  

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The saying "truth is stranger than fiction" originates from cantos 14 of Lord Byron's Don Juan (1819): "'Tis strange — but true; for truth is always strange; Stranger than fiction".

Mark Twain appropriated it from Byron when he said "Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn't." (Following the Equator (1897), ch. 15)


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