PEOPLE, basically, know what is true and what is not, even if they so often render help to the lie.
They support the lie because the lie has become a crutch for them without which life would not be possible. Therefore, in common human intercourse, the truth, and not the lie, is feared and suspected of being false." --Wilhelm Reich (This quote, outlined in red, was pinned to Irving's wall for many years in the last part of his life)
"Listen," he (Lincoln Powell, psychic detective) cried in exaltation. "Listen, normals! You must learn what it is. You must learn how it is. You must tear the barriers down. You must tear the veils away. We see the truth you cannot see... That there is nothing in man but love and faith, courage and kindness, generosity and sacrifice. All else is only the barrier of your blindness. One day we'll all be mind to mind and heart to heart..." The Demolished Man by Alfred Bester, 1951
One of the Fiske family's, and Irving's, favorite books, this poetic quotation from The Demolished Man sums up much of the core of Irving's vision, I believe. We read this book all the time when I was a kid.