Friedrich NietzscheI'm not upset that you lied to me, I'm upset that from now on I can't believe you.
Marilyn MonroeA wise girl kisses but doesn't love, listens but doesn't believe, and leaves before she is left.
C. S. LewisI believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.
Roald DahlAnd above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it.
A. A. MilnePromise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
John LennonI believe in everything until it's disproved. So I believe in fairies, the myths, dragons. It all exists, even if it's in your mind. Who's to say that dreams and nightmares aren't as real as the here and now?
J. K. RowlingI don't believe in the kind of magic in my books. But I do believe something very magical can happen when you read a good book.
Nicholas SparksOur story has three parts: a beginning, a middle, and an end. And although this is the way all stories unfold, I still can't believe that ours didn't go on forever.
George CarlinThat's why they call it the American Dream, because you have to be asleep to believe it.
John SteinbeckI believe a strong woman may be stronger than a man, particularly if she happens to have love in her heart. I guess a loving woman is indestructible.
Margaret AtwoodReading and writing, like everything else, improve with practice. And, of course, if there are no young readers and writers, there will shortly be no older ones. Literacy will be dead, and democracy - which many believe goes hand in hand with it - will be dead as well.
E. E. CummingsWhenever you think or you believe or you know, you're a lot of other people: but the moment you feel, you're nobody-but-yourself.
Audrey HepburnI believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day, and I believe in miracles
James HiltonPeople make mistakes in life through believing too much, but they have a damned dull time if they believe too little.
Margaret AtwoodI was once a graduate student in Victorian literature, and I believe as the Victorian novelists did, that a novel isn't simply a vehicle for private expression, but that it also exists for social examination. I firmly believe this.
Desiderius ErasmusNow I believe I can hear the philosophers protesting that it can only be misery to live in folly, illusion, deception and ignorance, but it isn't -it's human.
Neil GaimanIt's like the people who believe they'll be happy if they go and live somewhere else, but who learn it doesn't work that way. Wherever you go, you take yourself with you. If you see what I mean.
Margaret AtwoodWhen I am writing fiction, I believe I am much better organized, more methodical - one has to be when writing a novel. Writing poetry is a state of free float.
Albert CamusI used to advertise my loyalty and I don't believe there is a single person I loved that I didn't eventually betray.
David SedarisIf I could believe in myself, why not give other improbabilities the benefit of the doubt?
August WilsonI don't write particularly to effect social change. I believe writing can do that, but that's not why I write.
Orhan PamukI believe in a world where there are no heroes, and I've read and know humanity a lot. There are moments that I admire in a person courage, intellect, hard work. These are the qualities I admire in an intellectual, in a writer, and there are so many people who have these things.
Judy GarlandI believe that the real expression of your religious beliefs is shown in the daily pattern of your life, in what you contribute to your surroundings and what you take away without infringing on the rights of other people.
Terry GoodkindPeople are stupid. They will believe a lie because they want to believe it's true, or because they are afraid it might be true.
Friedrich NietzscheThere are two different types of people in the world, those who want to know, and those who want to believe.
Louisa May AlcottFar away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.
C. S. LewisYou never know how much you really believe anything until its truth or falsehood becomes a matter of life and death to you.
Aung San Suu KyiI'm not the only one working for democracy in Burma - there are so many people who have worked for it because they believe that this is the only way we can maintain the dignity of our people.
Jordan BelfortI believe in total immersion, if you want to be rich, you have to program your mind to be rich. You have to unlearn all the thoughts that were making you poor and replace them with new thoughts - rich thoughts.
John LennonIf being an egomaniac means I believe in what I do and in my art or music, then in that respect you can call me that... I believe in what I do, and I'll say it.
Umberto EcoI believe that what we become depends on what our fathers teach us at odd moments, when they aren't trying to teach us. We are formed by little scraps of wisdom.
Steve MartinI believe that sex is one of the most beautiful, natural, wholesome things that money can buy.
Mary OliverI believe in kindness. Also in mischief. Also in singing, especially when singing is not necessarily prescribed.
Ralph Waldo EmersonShallow men believe in luck or in circumstance. Strong men believe in cause and effect.
Isadora DuncanIt seems to me monstrous that anyone should believe that the jazz rhythm expresses America. Jazz rhythm expresses the primitive savage.
George Bernard ShawThe liar's punishment is, not in the least that he is not believed, but that he cannot believe anyone else.
Nicholas SparksKnowing there's one thing I still haven't told you: I now believe, by the way, that miracles can happen.
W. H. AudenIn relation to a writer, most readers believe in the Double Standard: they may be unfaithful to him as often as they like, but he must never, never be unfaithful to them.
Babe RuthDon't ever forget two things I'm going to tell you. One, don't believe everything that's written about you. Two, don't pick up too many checks.
Gautama BuddhaBelieve nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense.
David ByrneSome folks believe that hardship breeds artistic creativity. I don't buy it. One can put up with poverty for a while when one is young, but it will inevitably wear a person down.
Muhammad Ali JinnahI do not believe in taking the right decision, I take a decision and make it right.
George CarlinTell people there's an invisible man in the sky who created the universe, and the vast majority will believe you. Tell them the paint is wet, and they have to touch it to be sure.
Galileo GalileiI do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.
Steven SpielbergI believe in 3D for certain kinds of films. I certainly believe in using 3D for all things in animation because animation has such clarity and so much depth of focus. It worked great with 'Avatar' because 70 percent of that film is animated.
E. E. CummingsOnce we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit
Marilyn MonroeI believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go. Things go wrong so that you appreciate them when their right.
Thor HeyerdahlI have never been able to grasp the meaning of time. I don't believe it exists. I've felt this again and again, when alone and out in nature. On such occasions, time does not exist. Nor does the future exist.
Orson Scott CardThis is how humans are: We question all our beliefs, except for the ones that we really believe in, and those we never think to question.
Anderson CooperI tend to relate more to people on television who are just themselves, for good or for bad, than I do to someone who I believe is putting on some sort of persona. The anchorman on 'The Simpsons' is a reasonable facsimile of some anchors who have that problem.
Hermann HesseOh, love isn't there to make us happy. I believe it exists to show us how much we can endure.
Galileo GalileiI do not think it is necessary to believe that the same God who has given us our senses, reason, and intelligence wished us to abandon their use, giving us by some other means the information that we could gain through them.
John LennonI'm not afraid of death because I don't believe in it. It's just getting out of one car, and into another.
Aung San Suu KyiI don't believe in professional dissidents. I think it's just a phase, like adolescence.
Hermann HesseI have always believed, and I still believe, that whatever good or bad fortune may come our way we can always give it meaning and transform it into something of value.
Maya AngelouI believe that the most important single thing, beyond discipline and creativity is daring to dare.
Orson Scott CardI think it's impossible to really understand somebody, what they want, what they believe, and not love them the way they love themselves.
Beatrix PotterBelieve there is a great power silently working all things for good, behave yourself and never mind the rest.
Orhan PamukI strongly believe that the art of the novel works best when the writer identifies with whoever he or she is writing about. Novels in the end are based on the human capacity, compassion, and I can show more compassion to my characters if I write in a first person singular.
Madeleine AlbrightBut I do not believe that the world would be entirely different if there were more women leaders. Maybe if everybody in leadership was a woman, you might not get into the conflicts in the first place. But if you watch the women who have made it to the top, they haven't exactly been non-aggressive - including me.
Albert EinsteinI believe in intuitions and inspirations...I sometimes FEEL that I am right. I do not KNOW that I am.
Umberto EcoI have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had an underlying truth.
Mario PuzoDo you believe a man can truly love a woman and constantly betray her?Never mind physically but betray her in his mind,in the very "poetry of his soul".Well,it's not easy but men do it all the time.
Thich Nhat HanhHope is important because it can make the present moment less difficult to bear. If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear a hardship today.
Roseanne BarrWomen should try to increase their size rather than decrease it, because I believe the bigger we are, the more space we'll take up, and the more we'll have to be reckoned with.
Steven SpielbergIf Bush, as I believe, has reliable information on the fact that Saddam Hussein is making weapons of mass destruction, I cannot not support the policies of his government.
Henry Wadsworth LongfellowI do not believe anyone can be perfectly well, who has a brain and a heart
Neil GaimanI believe that life is a game, that life is a cruel joke, and that life is what happens when you're alive and that you might as well lie back and enjoy it.
Johnny CashYou can ask the people around me. I don't give up. I don't give up... and it's not out of frustration and desperation that I say I don't give up. I don't give up because I don't give up. I don't believe in it.
Sigmund FreudReligious doctrines … are all illusions, they do not admit of proof, and no one can be compelled to consider them as true or to believe in them.