As for myself, I have not despaired in the least, of the triumph of right. I repeat with the most vehement conviction: The truth is on the march and nothing will stop it. . . . when truth is buried underground, it grows and it builds up so much force that the day it explodes it blasts everything with it.
Ever since his schooldays he had dreamed of composing a book about life which would contain, like buried explosives, the most striking things he had so far seen and thought about.
--Boris Pasternak, Dr. Zhivago.