The truth of the matter
It is more important that a proposition be interesting than that it be true. This statement is almost a tautology. For the energy of operation of a proposition in an occasion of experience is its interest, and its importance. But of course a true proposition is more apt to be interesting than a false one.
From Adventures of Ideas (1933), by Alfred North Whitehead (1861-1947), English philosopher, mathematician and co-author - with Bertrand Russell - of Principia Mathematica.