Quotations About / On: BELIEVE

  • 61.
    Lovers always believe one another's sleight-of-hand tricks.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Thirteenth Selection, New York (1994).)
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  • 62.
    If you desire to be good, begin by believing that you are wicked.
    (Epictetus (c. 50-120), Greek Stoic philosopher. 48.)
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  • 63.
    We believe ... that the applause of silence is the only kind that counts.
    (Alfred Jarry (1873-1907), French playwright, author. repr. in The Selected Works of Alfred Jarry, eds. Roger Shattuck and Simon Watson Taylor (1965). "Twelve Theatrical Topics," topic 12, published in Dossiers Acénonètes due Collège de 'Pataphysique, no. 5 (1960).)
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  • 64.
    I'm so tired, believe me, of strangling people 300 times in a row.
    (Arnold Phillips, Max Nosseck (1902-1972), Polish, and Hugh Gray. Max Nosseck. Reginald Parker (John Loder), The Brighton Strangler, sitting in his dressing room (1945).)
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  • 65.
    Once a man is on hand, a woman tends to stop believing in her own beliefs.
    (Colette Dowling (b. 1939), U.S. author. The Cinderella Complex, ch. 6 (1981).)
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  • 66.
    I see, I know, I believe, I am undeceived.
    (Pierre Corneille (1606-1684), French playwright. Pauline, in Polyeucte, act 5, sc. 6 (1641). Pauline, at the moment of her conversion to Christianity.)
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  • 67.
    People believe that photographs are true and therefore cannot be art.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Thirteenth Selection, New York (1994).)
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  • 68.
    The strength of the vampire is that people will not believe in him.
    (Garrett Fort (1900-1945), U.S. screenwriter, and Tod Browning. Abraham Van Helsing (Edward Van Sloan), Dracula, trying to convince Mina's father and fiance that vampires do exist (1931). From the play adapted by Hamilton Deane and John Balderston (1899-1954).)
  • 69.
    Believe me, if a man doesn't know death, he doesn't know life.
    (William A. Drake (1900-1965), U.S. screenwriter. Kringelein (Lionel Barrymore), Grand Hotel (1932).)
  • 70.
    They believe that nothing will happen because they have closed their doors.
    (Maurice Maeterlinck (1862-1949), Belgian author. Old Man, in Interior (1894). In this play, the old man is looking in on a family who have yet to discover that one of their number has died.)
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