Quotations About / On: BELIEVE

  • 11.
    If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all.
    (Noam Chomsky (b. 1928), U.S. linguist, political analyst. television interview with John Pilger on "The Late Show," Nov. 25, 1992, BBC2. excerpted in Guardian (London, Nov. 23, 1992).)
  • 12.
    I'm here because you believe I'm here. Keep on believing and I'll always be real to you.
    (Philip Dunne (1908-1992), U.S. screenwriter. Joseph L. Mankiewicz. Capt. Gregg (Rex Harrison), The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, to Mrs. Muir, while they are working on their book (1947). From the novel by R.A. Dick.)
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  • 13.
    I'm here because you believe I'm here. Keep on believing and I'll always be real to you.
    (Philip Dunne (1908-1992), U.S. screenwriter, and Joseph L. Mankiewicz. Capt. Gregg (Rex Harrison), The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947). To Mrs. Muir, while they are working on their book. From the novel by R.A. Dick.)
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  • 14.
    We are, I know not how, double within ourselves, with the result that we do not believe what we believe, and we cannot rid ourselves of what we condemn.
    (Michel de Montaigne (1533-1592), French essayist. "Of Glory," The Essays (Les Essais), bk. II, ch. 16, Simon Millanges, Bordeaux, first edition (1580).)
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  • 15.
    Comme un fou se croit Dieu, nous nous croyons mortels. (As a madman believes himself to be God, we believe ourselves to be mortal.)
    (Vladimir Nabokov (1899-1977), Russian-born U.S. novelist, poet. Invitation to a Beheading, epigraph (1959).)
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  • 16.
    I believe that man is in the last resort so free a being that his right to be what he believes himself to be cannot be contested.
    (G.C. (Georg Christoph) Lichtenberg (1742-1799), German physicist, philosopher. "Notebook L," aph. 98, Aphorisms (written 1765-1799), trans. by R.J. Hollingdale (1990).)
  • 17.
    Ignorance is preferable to error; and he is less remote from the truth who believes nothing, than he who believes what is wrong.
    (Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), U.S. president. Notes on the State of Virginia (1787), Query 6, p. 33, ed. William Peden (1954).)
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  • 18.
    Privately, I believe in none of them. Neither do you. Publicly, I believe in them all.
    (Dalton Trumbo (1905-1976), U.S. author, screenwriter. Gracchuss (Charles Laughton), Spartacus, discussing religion and Roman gods with a peer (1960).)
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  • 19.
    Evil is that which one believes of others. It is a sin to believe evil of others, but it is seldom a mistake.
    (H.L. (Henry Lewis) Mencken (18801956), U.S. journalist, critic. A Mencken Chrestomathy, ch. 30, p. 617, Knopf (1949).)
  • 20.
    I believe in being warm-hearted. I believe especially in fucking with a warm heart.
    (D.H. (David Herbert) Lawrence (1885-1930), British author. Privately printed in Florence (1928). Lady Chatterley's Lover, ch. 14, Bantam Books (1980). Oliver Mellors (the novel's hero) is speaking.)
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