“The word “fact” appears neither in the Old or the New Testament.” ― Historical Consciousness, Copyright © 1968 by John Lukacs, Harper & Row, Publishers, Page 99.
“In any event, around 1900, a certain skepticism about the cult of Facts began to appear even in England. “The English,” said Wilde, “are always degrading truths into facts. When a truth becomes a fact it loses all of its intellectual value.” ― Historical Consciousness, Copyright © 1968 by John Lukacs, Harper & Row, Publishers, Page 101.
“Facts” ― inevitably dependent on their associations and, more important, on their statements ― are not truths. Their statements or expressions can come close to truths ― which is the best we can expect. A “fact” is never absolute. (Our very language reflects this. “This is true” is not quite the same as: “This is the truth.”) ― Remembered Past; On History, Historians, and Historical Knowledge, by John Lukacs, Chapter I, Page 17, edited by Mark G. Malvasi and Jeffrey O. Nelson, ISI Books, Wilmington, Delaware, © 2005 ISI Books.