Believe quotes

  • Half the interest of a garden is the constant exercise of the imagination. You are always living three, or indeed six, months hence. I believe that people entirely devoid of imagination never can be really good gardeners. To be content with the present, and not striving about the future, is fatal.
    -- Alice Morse Earle

    #Time #Believe #Exercise

  • The thing is to be happy,' he said. 'No matter what. Just try that. You can. It gets to be easier and easier. It's nothing to do with circumstances. You wouldn't believe how good it is. Accept everything and then tragedy disappears. Or tragedy lightens, anyway, you're just there, going along easy in the world.
    -- Alice Munro

    #Believe #Tragedy #Trying

  • There is a limit to the amount of misery and disarray you will put up with, for love, just as there is a limit to the amount of mess you can stand around a house. You can't know the limit beforehand, but you will know when you've reached it. I believe this.
    -- Alice Munro

    #Believe #House #Limits

  • I'm not an expert in the deck at all. My interest lies somewhere near a sense that words are like tarot cards, and that a poem manipulates unpredictable depths with its words. . . . I like the tarot because it works like poetry and because you don't really have to 'believe in' anything. It's there to be used. The symbols are remarkably durable and beautiful; they float out to encompass all kinds of meanings.
    -- Alice Notley

    #Beautiful #Lying #Believe

  • During my years of being close to people engaged in changing the world I have seen fear turn into courage. Sorrow into joy. Funerals into celebration. Because whatever the consequences, people, standing side by side, have expressed who they really are, and that ultimately they believe in the love of the world and each other enough to be that...
    -- Alice Walker

    #Believe #Years #People

  • Life is better than death, I believe, if only because it is less boring, and because it has fresh peaches in it.
    -- Alice Walker

    #Death #Inspirational Life #Believe

  • It is justice and respect that I want the world to dust off and put - without delay, and with tenderness - back on the head of the Palestinian child. It will be imperfect justice and respect because the injustice and disrespect have been so severe. But I believe we are right to try.
    -- Alice Walker

    #Children #Believe #Dust

  • My heart hurt so much I can't believe it. How can it keep beating, feeling like this?
    -- Alice Walker

    #Hurt #Believe #Heart

  • I believe God is everything, say Shug. Everything that is or ever was or ever will be. And when you can feel that, and be happy to feel that, you've found It.
    -- Alice Walker

    #Believe #Found #Feels

  • The animals of the planet are in desperate peril... Without free animal life I believe we will lose the spiritual equivalent of oxygen.
    -- Alice Walker

    #Spiritual #Believe #Animal

  • Propaganda is amazing, people can be led to believe anything.
    -- Alice Walker

    #Believe #People #Propaganda

  • I believe that every child in this world needs to have a relationship with the land...to know how to nourish themselves...and to know how to connect with the community around them.
    -- Alice Waters

    #Children #Believe #Land

  • The artists who have inspired me the most in my life are the ones who have really had something to say and stand up for. That, to me, is part of being an artist-having the voice to express things that need to be verbalized and brought to light. Unfortunately, I don't think that's a priority for people, because the few artists who do have the nerve to take a stand for what they believe get shut down in a way.
    -- Alicia Keys

    #Believe #Artist #Thinking

  • Being vegan helped me realize I can say and do what I believe is right. That's powerful.
    -- Alicia Silverstone

    #Powerful #Believe #Vegetarian

  • I just tend to admire people who go for what they believe in, like David Lynch for example, and just say what goes through their heads, and are not afraid of people not accepting them. I have no respect for people who deliberately try to be weird to attract attention, but if that's who you honestly are, you shouldn't try to "normalize yourself". It's a fine line.
    -- Alicia Witt

    #Believe #People #Trying

  • I believe that the people, instead of pretty lies, should be told the truth, no matter how ugly it may be. What can we do, destiny hasn't been kind to us; but, with the help of God, we will prevail.
    -- Alija Izetbegovic

    #Lying #Believe #Destiny

  • I enjoy myself a lot but I derive more joy in working. I believe in hard work and one of my business success secrets is hard work. It's hard to see a youth that will go to bed by 2am and wake up by 5am. I don't rest until I achieve something.
    -- Aliko Dangote

    #Believe #Hard Work #Joy

  • I have been very fortunate to be successful in business, and I believe that it is right that people who have this type of wealth should give something back into society.
    -- Alisher Usmanov

    #Believe #Successful #Giving

  • What difference, being a pawn for the Light or a pawn for the Dark?" "There is a great difference. One difference is that for the Dark, certainly, you are a pawn. For the Light, you are a free human being, free to make mistakes, to do wrong, even. You are free to choose, whether or not you believe it.
    -- Alison Croggon

    #Mistake #Believe #Dark

  • Men were always quick to believe in the madness of women.
    -- Alison Goodman

    #Believe #Men #Madness

  • Can you believe approximately 17 percent of American children ages 2 to 19 years are obese? How about this fact: approximately 60 percent of overweight children ages 5 to 10 already have at least one risk factor for heart disease? We are all to blame for this - parents, schools, kids - all of us.
    -- Alison Sweeney

    #Children #Believe #Heart

  • The Christian will be sure to make enemies. It will be one of his objects to make none; but if doing what is right and believing what is true should cause him to lose every earthly friend, he will regard it as a small loss, since his great Friend in heaven will be even more friendly and will reveal Himself to him more graciously than ever.
    -- Alistair Begg

    #Christian #Believe #Loss

  • Every sport pretends to a literature, but people don't believe it of any other sport but their own.
    -- Alistair Cooke

    #Sports #Believe #People

  • It has always been cited as an irrepressible symptom of America's vitality that her people, in fair times and foul, believe in themselves and their institutions.
    -- Alistair Cooke

    #Believe #America #People

  • The hallmark of intelligence is not whether one believes in God or not, but the quality of the processes that underlie one’s beliefs.
    -- Alister E. McGrath

    #Believe #Quality #Belief

  • To recognize that some of the things our culture believes are not true imposes on us the duty of finding out which are true and which are not.
    -- Allan Bloom

    #Believe #Culture #Duty

  • There is one thing a professor can be absolutely certain of: almost every student entering the university believes, or says he believes, that truth is relative.
    -- Allan Bloom

    #Believe #Entering #Students

  • Human nature must not be altered in order to have a problem-free world. Man is not just a problem-solving being, as behaviorists would wish us to believe, but a problem-recognizing and -accepting being.
    -- Allan Bloom

    #Believe #Men #Order

  • Everything's possible when you're seven years old." She sighed. "But then you hit an age where you decide it's cooler not to believe in anything at all. [...] It's called being grown-up.
    -- Allan Frewin Jones

    #Believe #Years #Age

  • Milton Friedman had the grace and good sense to recognize that he wanted to talk to the general public. He wasn't going to just lecture to the people who happened to appear in his classroom in Chicago or on some lecture circuit. He went out to talk to the general public, believing that you had to convince a democratic nation to change its ways, and he succeeded to a considerable extent.
    -- Allan H. Meltzer

    #Believe #People #Grace

  • I haven't really got much get up and go. I can't believe I'm on the telly. I'm so lazy.
    -- Allen Carr

    #Believe #Lazy

  • I believe that we are put here in human form to decipher the hieroglyphs of love and suffering. And, there is no degree of love or intensity of feeling that does not bring with it the possibility of a crippling hurt. But, it is a duty to take that risk and love without reserve or defense.
    -- Allen Ginsberg

    #Hurt #Believe #Feelings

  • I really believe, or want to believe, really I am nuts, otherwise I'll never be sane.
    -- Allen Ginsberg

    #Believe #Nuts #Want

  • I believe in my heart I'm the best player in the world. I'm just a scorer. I try to put the ball in the basket for my team. I'm just confident in my ability to play ball.
    -- Allen Iverson

    #Team #Believe #Heart

  • My whole thing is, if you love me, then love me. If you don't, then believe what you hear and run with that.
    -- Allen Iverson

    #Basketball #Running #Believe

  • Believe me, I am not even that brave enough to miss that many practices.
    -- Allen Iverson

    #Basketball #Believe #Practice

  • If I don't believe it, then they don't need me on the court. I've just got to believe that in my heart.
    -- Allen Iverson

    #Basketball #Believe #Heart

  • When you get to that level, it's not a matter of talent anymore - because all the players are so talented - it's about preparation, about playing smart and making good decisions. If I don't believe it, then they don't need me on the court. I've just got to believe that in my heart.
    -- Allen Iverson

    #Basketball #Smart #Believe

  • I believe that whatever we have, regardless of a trade being done or not, I feel we have a shot. I've just got to believe that we're going to be all right. I've got to just play basketball.
    -- Allen Iverson

    #Motivational #Basketball #Believe

  • I believe the term modulation denotes in music the uninterrupted shift from one key to another: I do not know the term for change of rhythm without change of measure.
    -- Allen Tate

    #Change #Believe #Keys

  • I'm a conservative because I believe in peace - real peace, not just the peace of mind. I'm a conservative because we understand that real peace comes from the Marine Corps, not the Peace Corps.
    -- Allen West

    #Real #Believe #Marine

  • I do not believe having a baby is punishment.
    -- Allen West

    #Baby #Believe #Punishment

  • I believe there's about 78 to 81 members of the Democrat Party who are members of the Communist Party. It's called the Congressional Progressive Caucus.
    -- Allen West

    #Party #Believe #Progressive

  • Of course we have compassion. We just don't believe the safety net should be used as a hammock.
    -- Allen West

    #Believe #Compassion #Safety

  • We believe in humility and integrity, the spirit of one people, bound together under God. We understand that the Constitution was written to control and regulate the government, not the people.
    -- Allen West

    #Integrity #Believe #Humility

  • I'm a conservative because I believe we're here on this earth to do a little more than crawl through life, comfortable in the cradle of government excess and oblivious to the duties required to keep this republic standing.
    -- Allen West

    #Believe #Government #Excess

  • I'm not rebellious, but I am very strong-willed. I know what I believe in, and I know what I think is right.
    -- Alli Simpson

    #Strong #Believe #Thinking

  • If you let people break your spirit and detour you from your path, then you have not been true to yourself or those you're here to touch, those who believe in you.
    -- Allison DuBois

    #Believe #People #Detours

  • I don't believe for a minute that women really want to be understood by men.
    -- Allison Pearson

    #Believe #Men #Want

  • He was beside me then, his arms wrapped around me, holding me tightly. "I'm not crazy," I whispered. "I know." Believe it or not, that's the most romantic thing Zachary Goode ever told me. And I kind of loved him for it.
    -- Ally Carter

    #Crazy #Believe #Arms

  • We're going to be okay." Here's the thing about being a spy: sometimes all you have are your lies. They protect your cover and keep your secrets, and right then I needed to believe that it was true even when all the facts said otherwise.
    -- Ally Carter

    #Lying #Believe #Secret

  • It was easy to believe, between lessons on Shakespeare and Dickens and Austen, that all of the great stories had already been written by dead Europeans. But every time I saw 'The Outsiders', I knew better. It was the first time I'd realized that real people write books.
    -- Ally Carter

    #Real #Believe #Book

  • Kat felt her heart beat faster, adrenaline pumping through her veins, and she knew he was right. She studied him for a long time. "Do you believe in curses, Hale?" He looked at her. "I believe in you.
    -- Ally Carter

    #Believe #Heart #Long

  • Seriously", Macey snapped. "go. Kiss. A baby" "can you believe her?" Preston asked, coking his head towards macey." everytime she sees me, all she does is call me baby and talk about kissing." Macey looked like she wanted to kill him. But I kind of wanted to laugh.
    -- Ally Carter

    #Baby #Believe #Kissing

  • I love the people because I believe in God. For, if I did not believe in God, what would the people be to me? I should enjoy at ease that lucky throw of the dice, which chance had turned up for me, the day of my birth; and, with a secret, savage joy, I should say, "So much the worse for the losers!--the world is a lottery. Woe to the conquered!
    -- Alphonse de Lamartine

    #Believe #People #Joy

  • Soul of the universe, Sire, God, Creator, Lord, I believe in Thee, 'neath all these names: And without having need to hear thy word, In the sky's brow my glorious creed I trace.
    -- Alphonse de Lamartine

    #God #Believe #Names

  • And I'm the kind of manager that doesn't believe that you micro-manage professionals. They should understand their responsibility and carry out those responsibility.
    -- Alphonso Jackson

    #Believe #Responsibility #Kind

  • My Lord Jesus Christ, who, for the love You bear to mankind, do remain night and day in this Sacrament, full of pity and love, awaiting, calling, and receiving all who come to visit You; I believe that You are present in the Sacrament of the Altar; I adore You from the depths of my own nothingness; I thank You for the many graces You have given me, and especially for having given me Yourself in this Sacrament...
    -- Alphonsus Liguori

    #Jesus #Believe #Love You

  • I say grace. I'm a big believer in grace. I happen to believe in a God that made all the food and so I'm pretty grateful for that and I thank him for that. But I'm also thankful for the people that put the food on the table.
    -- Alton Brown

    #Believe #Grateful #People

  • The stubby French painter Toulouse-Lautrec supposedly invented chocolate mousse - I find that rather hard to believe, but there you have it.
    -- Alton Brown

    #Believe #Chocolate #Painter

  • I like television. I still believe that television is the most powerful form of communication on Earth - I just hate what is being done with it.
    -- Alton Brown

    #Powerful #Hate #Believe

  • In the end, all journeys are spiritual. So go off the main road. Be givers of hospitality and gracious takers of it too. Accept the serendipitous moments of life because, when all is said and done, you may find out that they were not serendipitous at all. And know that faith is as real as bread broken among friends. What you believe will take you far on your journey. If you search carefully, you will find good food all along the way.
    -- Alton Brown

    #Spiritual #Real #Believe

  • Believe me, a grain is a terrible thing to waste.
    -- Alton Brown

    #Believe #Waste #Terrible

  • Racism springs from the lie that certain human beings are less than fully human. It's a self-centered falsehood that corrupts our minds into believing we are right to treat others as we would not want to be treated.
    -- Alveda King

    #Spring #Lying #Believe

  • Dance is for everybody. I believe that the dance came from the people and that it should always be delivered back to the people.
    -- Alvin Ailey

    #Dance #Believe #People

  • I'm against anything atheists represent because I believe in God.
    -- Alvin Holmes

    #Atheist #Believe #Scary

  • I wish to state emphatically that I do not believe in any sort of handwork or manipulation on a photographic negative or print.
    -- Alvin Langdon Coburn

    #Believe #Wish #Negative

  • If you believe in evolution and naturalism then you have a reason not to think your faculties are reliable.
    -- Alvin Plantinga

    #Believe #Thinking #Atheism

  • What I believe...about more sleep than is needful concerns the individual who goes far beyond the need, developing slothful and lazy habits, which deaden the senses and become a retarder of accomplishment. To overcome these things in life requires discipline and restraint.
    -- Alvin R. Dyer

    #Believe #Sleep #Discipline

  • Everything just feels so empty without her. She was more a parent to me than my birth parents were. She took me in, fed, dressed me, but most importantly, she treated me with respect. She taught me that my abilities were nothing to be ashamed of, nothing I should try so hard to deny. She convinced me that what I had was a gift-not a curse- and that I shouldn't let other people's narrow minds and fears determine how I love, what I do, or how I perceive myself in the world. She actually made me believe that in no way, shape, or form did their uninformed opinions make me a freak.
    -- Alyson Noel

    #Believe #People #Parent

  • I feel like people start to believe things that people say about them and start to think they're really important. If you have a family that is down to earth and cool, I don't see how you can be like that.
    -- Amanda Bynes

    #Believe #Thinking #People

  • Slow and steady wins the race, and I believe in paying your dues.
    -- Amanda Bynes

    #Believe #Winning #Race

  • Not every child takes instantly to books like a duck to water, but I don’t believe there are children who hate books. There are just children who haven’t yet found the right books for them.
    -- Amanda Craig

    #Children #Hate #Believe

  • I don't think atheism means one does not believe in a spiritual life. I think it means one does not follow the tenets of the established religions.
    -- Amanda Donohoe

    #Spiritual #Believe #Mean

  • You expect me to believe that you're being held against your will?" I raised a skeptical eyebrow. "You're roaming around the castle freely." "As are you." He turned away from me then. "Not all prisons have bars. You should know that better than anyone, Princess.
    -- Amanda Hocking

    #Believe #Princess #Eyebrows

  • When I go to one of those singles dating parties I believe myself to be a bowl of fruit. When I talk to potential dates, I judge them by the smile in their lips, their smoothness of speech, and the whiteness of teeth; then I offer them the appropriate fruit, which is usually a lemon.
    -- Amanda Holden

    #Party #Believe #Judging

  • His heart is kind and those big hands are soft. He speaks a language that can change what I believe.
    -- Amanda Marshall

    #Believe #Fall #Heart

  • I just believe that our most redeeming feature as a species is our capacity for love.
    -- Amanda McBroom

    #Believe #Capacity #Just Believe

  • I don't believe in publishers who wish to butter their bannocks on both sides while they'll hardly allow an author to smell treacle. I consider they are too grabby altogether and like Methodists they love to keep the Sabbath and everything else they can lay hands upon.
    -- Amanda McKittrick Ros

    #Believe #Hands #Smell

  • I firmly believe in music being as free as possible. Unlocked. Shared and spread. In order for artists to survive and create, their audiences need to step up and directly support them.
    -- Amanda Palmer

    #Believe #Artist #Order

  • I certainly don't believe in love at first sight. I definitely believe in a lot of chemistry and lust at first sight. I think that love is something that takes work.
    -- Amanda Peet

    #Believe #Love Is #Thinking

  • Resilience is a precious skill. People who have it tend to also have three underlying advantages: a believe that they can influence life events; a tendency to find meaningful purpose in life’s turmoil; and a conviction that they can learn from both positive and negative experiences.
    -- Amanda Ripley

    #Meaningful #Believe #Skills

  • I don't believe in hunches. Hunches are for dogs making love.
    -- Amarillo Slim

    #Dog #Believe #Making Love

  • The exchange between different cultures can not possibly be seen as a threat, when it is friendly. But I believe that the dissatisfaction with the overall architecture often depends on the quality of leadership.
    -- Amartya Sen

    #Believe #Friendly #Quality

  • I believe, and I may be wrong, the system sometimes works and sometimes doesn't. Prison is supposed to rehabilitate, but they don't do that in a lot of cases.
    -- Amaury Nolasco

    #Believe #May #Sometimes

  • I used to believe having a good memory meant being able to remember everything in perfect detail. Now I believe having a good memory means being able to selectively forget. It's not what I'll remember, it's what I'll forget that matters.
    -- Amber Dermont

    #Memories #Believe #Mean

  • Even though I don't believe in God, I feel strangely compelled to fight the atheist label.
    -- Amber Heard

    #Atheist #Believe #Fighting

  • I love to eat and I don't believe in denying myself, so I have to work out. I'm not obsessed with it, I don't have a trainer or do any of the fancy classes, but I usually put on my iPod and run on the treadmill for an hour a few days a week.
    -- Amber Rose

    #Running #Believe #Class

  • I could never say that one religion is wrong. I could never say that this person's God is wrong, I could never say that someone is wrong because they don't believe in God
    -- Amber Tamblyn

    #Believe #Believe In God

  • And one of my other friends could not believe in God if he came down and tapped her on the shoulder. She's a biologist - a student at UCLA - and I don't judge her either, because I really believe that God is a personal opinion, and only that
    -- Amber Tamblyn

    #Believe #Ucla #Judging

  • If you believe that God put you here to act, then you have to be different. Go into casting offices, with something other girls don't have
    -- Amber Tamblyn

    #Girl #Believe #Office

  • Sometimes it feels like it hurts when you make a big purchase, so I really believe that the more expensive things should be gems that you keep in your closet, not trends.
    -- Amber Valletta

    #Hurt #Believe #Trends

  • Inventor: A person who makes an ingenious arrangement of wheels, levers and springs, and believes it civilization.
    -- Ambrose Bierce

    #Spring #Believe #Science

  • Be as decent as you can. Don't believe without evidence. Treat things divine with marked respect — don't have anything to do with them. Do not trust humanity without collateral security; it will play you some scurvy trick. Remember that it hurts no one to be treated as an enemy entitled to respect until he shall prove himself a friend worthy of affection. Cultivate a taste for distasteful truths. And, finally, most important of all, endeavor to see things as they are, not as they ought to be.
    -- Ambrose Bierce

    #Hurt #Believe #Play

  • He who thinks with difficulty believes with alacrity.
    -- Ambrose Bierce

    #Believe #Thinking #Alacrity

  • NECTAR, n. A drink served at banquets of the Olympian deities. The secret of its preparation is lost, but the modern Kentuckians believe that they come pretty near to a knowledge of its chief ingredient.
    -- Ambrose Bierce

    #Believe #Preparation #Secret

  • A book which the Mohammedans foolishly believe to have been written by divine inspiration, but which Christians know to be a wicked imposture, contradictory to the Holy Scriptures.
    -- Ambrose Bierce

    #Christian #Believe #Book

  • POVERTY, n. A file provided for the teeth of the rats of reform. Its victims are distinguished by possession of all the virtues and by their faith in leaders seeking to conduct them into a prosperity where they believe these to be unknown.
    -- Ambrose Bierce

    #Believe #Leader #Teeth

  • INFALAPSARIAN, n. One who ventures to believe that Adam need not have sinned unless he had a mind to - in opposition to the Supralapsarians, who hold that that luckless person's fall was decreed from the beginning.
    -- Ambrose Bierce

    #Believe #Fall #Mind

  • He who thinks with difficulty believes with alacrity. A fool is a natural proselyte, but he must be caught young, for his convictions, unlike those of the wise, harden with age.
    -- Ambrose Bierce

    #Wise #Believe #Thinking