from unseen academicals by my favorite author Sir Terry Pratchett

Truth is female, since truth is beauty rather than handsomeness; this would certainly explain the saying that a lie could run around the world before Truth has got its, correction, her boots on, since she would have to choose which pair – the idea that any woman in a position to choose would have just one pair of boots being beyond rational belief. Indeed, as a goddess she would have lots of shoes, and thus many choices.