— Groucho Marx American comedian 1890 - 1977
„It is far easier to argue that something nobody believes in actually exists than it is to argue that something everybody believes in is unreal.“
— Samuel R. Delany, buch Tales of Nevèrÿon
Section 4 (p. 196)
Tales of Nevèrÿon (1979)
„You have got to have something in which to believe. You have got to have leaders, organization, friendships, and contacts that help you to believe that, and help you to put out your best.“
— Dwight D. Eisenhower American general and politician, 34th president of the United States (in office from 1953 to 1961) 1890 - 1969
Remarks to the Leaders of the United Defense Fund (April 29, 1954). Source: Eisenhower Presidential Library. Archived https://web.archive.org/web/20210125121539/https://www.eisenhowerlibrary.gov/eisenhowers/quotes from the original https://www.eisenhowerlibrary.gov/eisenhowers/quotes on January 25, 2021.
„No, truth is something desperate, an' she's got it. Believe me, it's something desperate, an' she's got it.“
— Tennessee Williams, Die Katze auf dem heißen Blechdach
Quelle: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
— Mr. T American actor and retired professional wrestler 1952
Quotes from acting
— Anthony Burgess, buch The Wanting Seed
Quelle: The Wanting Seed
„If you can’t give me any reason to believe you, then I have no reason to believe you. Come back when you can show me you’ve got something to consider.“
— Aron Ra Aron Ra is an atheist activist and the host of the Ra-Men Podcast 1962
Patheos, Anti-theist Answers to Christian Questions http://www.patheos.com/blogs/reasonadvocates/2015/11/22/anti-theist-answers-to-christian-questions/ (November 22, 2015)
„I believe in evidence. I believe in observation, measurement, and reasoning, confirmed by independent observers. I'll believe anything, no matter how wild and ridiculous, if there is evidence for it. The wilder and more ridiculous something is, however, the firmer and more solid the evidence will have to be.“
— Isaac Asimov American writer and professor of biochemistry at Boston University, known for his works of science fiction and popular … 1920 - 1992
Quelle: The Roving Mind (1983), p. 43
Kontext: Don't you believe in flying saucers, they ask me? Don't you believe in telepathy? — in ancient astronauts? — in the Bermuda triangle? — in life after death?
No, I reply. No, no, no, no, and again no.
One person recently, goaded into desperation by the litany of unrelieved negation, burst out "Don't you believe in anything?"
"Yes", I said. "I believe in evidence. I believe in observation, measurement, and reasoning, confirmed by independent observers. I'll believe anything, no matter how wild and ridiculous, if there is evidence for it. The wilder and more ridiculous something is, however, the firmer and more solid the evidence will have to be."
— Lewis Carroll English writer, logician, Anglican deacon and photographer 1832 - 1898
„She won't go quietly, that's the problem. I'll fight to the end, because I believe that I have a role to fulfill, and I've got two children to bring up.“
— Diana, Princess of Wales First wife of Charles, Prince of Wales 1961 - 1997
Interview with Martin Bashir on BBC Panorama (20 November 1995)
— Jerry Coyne, buch Faith vs. Fact: Why Science and Religion are Incompatible
Quelle: Faith vs. Fact (2015), p. 29 (quoting Voltaire)
„I believe in karma, and I believe if you put out positive vibes to everybody, that’s all you are going to get back.“
— Kesha American singer, songwriter, rapper, and actress 1987
„Well, now that we have seen each other," said the unicorn, "if you'll believe in me, I'll believe in you.“
— Lewis Carroll, buch Through the Looking-Glass
Quelle: Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There
— Madonna American singer, songwriter, and actress 1958
(Lyric From Express Yourself).
— Roy Strong art historian from the United Kingdom 1935
„I might not have believed this if a Human had said it. Humans said one thing with their bodies and another with their mouths and everybody had to spend time and energy figuring out what they really meant.“
— Octavia E. Butler, buch Imago
Quelle: Imago (1989), Chapter I, “Metamorphosis” section 4 (p. 548)
„It is disgusting to notice the increase in the quantity of coffee used by my subjects, and the amount of money that goes out of the country as a consequence. Everybody is using coffee; this must be prevented. His Majesty was brought up on beer, and so were both his ancestors and officers. Many battles have been fought and won by soldiers nourished on beer, and the King does not believe that coffee-drinking soldiers can be relied upon to endure hardships in case of another war.“
— Frederick II of Prussia king of Prussia 1712 - 1786
1777; quoted by Bert L. Vallée, Alcohol in the Western World, Scientific American, Vol. 278, No. 6 (June), 1998, pp. 80-85
„I'll believe it if I see it" for dogs translates to "I'll believe it if I smell it." So don't bother yelling at them; it's the energy and scent they pay attention to, not your words.“
— Cesar Millan Mexican - American dog trainer and television personality 1969