There is no story that is not true.
—Chinua Achebe, Things Fall Apart
“Yes, it is true,” he was saying, “that sometimes unusually intelligent and sensitive children can appear to be stupid. But, Mrs. Benson, stupid children can sometimes appear to be stupid as well. I think that’s something you might have to consider. I know it’s very painful, yes. Good day, Mrs. Benson.”
—Douglas Adams, The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul