Believe quotes

  • HIBERNATE, v. i. To pass the winter season in domestic seclusion. There have been many singular popular notions about the hibernation of various animals. Many believe that the bear hibernates during the whole winter and subsists by mechanically sucking its paws. It is admitted that it comes out of its retirement in the spring so lean that it has to try twice before it can cast a shadow.
    -- Ambrose Bierce

    #Retirement #Spring #Believe

  • Infidel, n. In New York, one who does not believe in the Christian religion; in Constantinople, one who does.
    -- Ambrose Bierce

    #Christian #New York #Believe

  • I believe we shall come to care about people less and less. The more people one knows the easier it becomes to replace them. It's one of the curses of London.
    -- Ambrose Bierce

    #Believe #People #Care

  • Every patriot believes his country better than any other country . . . In its active manifestation-it is fond of killing-patriotism would be well enough if it were simply defensive, but it is also aggressive . . . Patriotism deliberately and with folly aforethought subordinates the interests of a whole to the interests of a part . . . Patriotism is fierce as a fever, pitiless as the grave and blind as a stone.
    -- Ambrose Bierce

    #Country #War #Believe

  • We have all learned everything we know physically—from walking to running a marathon—by trial and error, so there's no reason to become our own worst enemies when we suffer a setback. From time to time everyone falls short of their goals. It's an illusion to believe that champions succeed because they do everything perfectly. You can be certain that every archer who hits the bull's-eye has also missed the bull's-eye a thousand times while learning the skill.
    -- Amby Burfoot

    #Running #Believe #Fall

  • I like to say, and I truly believe, that every run brings new experiences. You just don't know what they might be until you actually do the run. That's one of my major reasons for pushing out the front door as often as I do-the adventure of it all.
    -- Amby Burfoot

    #Running #Believe #Adventure

  • It's wrong to believe that you need a certain physical body type to run. All body types can run. It's not about your legs, muscles, or cellulite. It's not about the physical side of things. If you train your brain, your body will follow. It's that simple. The hard part isn't getting your body in shape. The hard part is getting your mind in shape.
    -- Amby Burfoot

    #Running #Believe #Simple

  • Our ancestors derived less from life than we do, but they also expected much less and were less intent on controlling the future. We are of the arrogant generations who believe a lasting happiness was promised to us at birth. Promised? By whom?
    -- Amin Maalouf

    #Believe #Arrogant #Generations

  • I'd say I'm a revolutionary optimist. I believe that the good guys -the people- are going to win.
    -- Amiri Baraka

    #Believe #Winning #People

  • I believe if you want to convey a complex philosophy, its advisable to keep it simple: day-to-day lingo.
    -- Amish Tripathi

    #Philosophy #Believe #Simple

  • I don't believe in symbolic gods.I believe that god exists all around us.In the flow of the river,in the rustle of the trees,in the whisper of the winds. He speaks to us all the time.all we need to do is listen.
    -- Amish Tripathi

    #Believe #Wind #Rivers

  • I don't believe anything till I have seen the proof. For anything without proof, I think we should believe the theory that gives us peace. It doesn't matter whether the theory is true or not.
    -- Amish Tripathi

    #Believe #Thinking #Giving

  • Truth is one, though the sages know it as many . God is one, though different religions approach Him differently Call Him Shiva, Vishnu, Allah, Jesus or any other form of God that you believe in . Our paths may be different. Our destination is the same.
    -- Amish Tripathi

    #Jesus #Believe #Different

  • I don't believe in ghosts but they blindly believe in me
    -- Amit Abraham

    #Believe #Ghost #Believe In Me

  • Man is what he believes – believe in yourself
    -- Amit Abraham

    #Believe #Believe In Yourself #Men

  • I don't use any techniques; I'm not trained to be an actor. I just enjoy working in films. It's more instinctive rather than anything else. I don't do the calculated rehearsed kind of approach, and I hope that I can continue that because I believe that instinct is much stronger and greater when you are performing on camera.
    -- Amitabh Bachchan

    #Believe #Stronger #Technique

  • I believe that cinema picks up ideas from society and not the other way round.
    -- Amitabh Bachchan

    #Believe #Ideas #Cinema

  • A Christian anarchist has no business belonging to such a reactionary organization [the Catholic Church]. I do not believe in original sin, indulgences, the infallibility of the pope, or obedience to any church official if it is against my conscience. I am not interested in earning "merit" or in being saved by priestly incantation.
    -- Ammon Hennacy

    #Christian #Believe #Organization

  • I can't believe that I'm on the Olympic team.
    -- Amnat Ruenroeng

    #Team #Believe

  • I was blonde most of my life and I had to dye my hair for a role. I couldn’t believe the difference when I went red. I just felt ‘wow, I’m home’. It’s great. You do something stupid when you’re blonde and you’re dumb. Do something stupid when you’re red and you’re a character.
    -- Amy Adams

    #Stupid #Believe #Home

  • Western parents try to respect their children’s individuality, encouraging them to pursue their true passions, supporting their choices, and providing positive reinforcement and a nurturing environment. By contrast, the Chinese believe that the best way to protect their children is by preparing them for the future, letting them see what they’re capable of, and arming them with skills, work habits, and inner confidence that no one can ever take away.
    -- Amy Chua

    #Children #Believe #Passion

  • Chinese parents believe that their kids owe them everything.
    -- Amy Chua

    #Believe #Kids #Parent

  • There are all these new books out there portraying Asian mothers as scheming, callous, overdriven people indifferent to their kids' true interests. For their part, many Chinese secretly believe that they care more about their children and are willing to sacrifice much more for them than Westerners, who seem perfectly content to let their children turn out badly. I think it's a misunderstanding on both sides. All decent parents want to do what's best for their children. The Chinese just have a totally different idea of how to do that.
    -- Amy Chua

    #Mother #Children #Believe

  • The Chinese model calls for giving your kids very little choice - and I've come to see that you can go too far with that. On the other hand, I also believe that Western parents sometimes give their young kids too much choice.
    -- Amy Chua

    #Believe #Kids #Hands

  • I do believe that when your child does poorly on a test, your first step should not necessarily be to attack the teacher or the school's curriculum. It should be to look at the idea that, maybe, the child didn't work hard enough.
    -- Amy Chua

    #Teacher #Children #Believe

  • One downside of being an optimist is that optimistic people tend to forget yesterday's trauma in the belief that everything will turn out well. This can keep people in bad relationships because they genuinely believe that things will always improve.
    -- Amy Dickinson

    #Women #Believe #Optimistic

  • I believe that everyone deserves love, and sometimes looking outside your own culture is a good way to find it.
    -- Amy Dickinson

    #Women #Believe #Culture

  • I refuse to believe that we're only here to live and die.
    -- Amy Grant

    #Philosophy #Believe #Refuse

  • I'm going to live what I believe
    -- Amy Grant

    #Believe #I Believe

  • If it all just happened overnight, you would never learn to believe in what you cannot see...
    -- Amy Grant


  • There's a lot I don't understand... but not understanding is better than not believing
    -- Amy Harmon

    #Believe #Understanding

  • I get along great with directors, but I think some producers would tell you I'm a pain. They may say I'm tough to work with, but I have a great passion for what I do. I believe in fighting for it.
    -- Amy Irving

    #Pain #Believe #Passion

  • Oh I believe in loving cats and dogs and children and parents – sometimes – but I don’t believe in romantic love. Of course, there’s the momentary rush of hormones and chemicals that encourages us to mate, but it’s biology – it’s no more inherently mystical than the nicotine in that cigarette you’re smoking
    -- Amy Jenkins

    #Dog #Children #Believe

  • I believe I can do anything. If I decide I want to be a doctor tomorrow, I'm going to be a doctor.
    -- Amy Jo Johnson

    #Believe #Doctors #Want

  • Universities want to recruit the students that they believe will best represent the university while in school and beyond. Students with a robust social media presence and clearly defined personal brand stand to become only more influential.
    -- Amy Jo Martin

    #Believe #School #Media

  • I believe we can incentivize more affordable health care in general by better regulating insurance and creating meaningful competition for health care services.
    -- Amy Klobuchar

    #Meaningful #Believe #Creating

  • There's one thing I believe, is that I don't know anything and anything could happen.
    -- Amy Lee

    #Believe #I Believe

  • Death is only as strong as you believe it to be.
    -- Amy Neftzger

    #Death #Strong #Believe

  • Sometimes you have to kind of keep proving that you're improvising. That's the game, or the goal, of long-form TV improv, is that you have to kind of keep reminding and showing people that you're improvising, because they won't believe you really.
    -- Amy Poehler

    #Believe #Games #Long

  • There's nothing like watching a live performance of, frankly, anything. You have to make sure that people believe everything is improvised. I could not stress enough how little we [actors] prepare and what small amount of time we put in before these shows.
    -- Amy Poehler

    #Stress #Believe #People

  • I don’t really believe in cars, but I drive one every day and I love that it gets me places and makes life so much easier and faster and I don’t know what I would do without it.
    -- Amy Poehler

    #Believe #Car #Easier

  • It’s believing in those dreams and facing our fears head on that allows us to live our lives beyond our limits.
    -- Amy Purdy

    #Dream #Believe #Limits

  • My mom made me think I was gorgeous. When I was younger she was like, 'Look at you! You're an angel. You sparkle!' And I was like, 'I do!' You believe your parents.
    -- Amy Schumer

    #Mom #Daughter #Believe

  • When you already believe something, how can you suddenly stop? When you are a loyal friend, how can you no longer be one?
    -- Amy Tan

    #Believe #Loyal #Loyal Friend

  • Don't think too much. That makes you believe you have more choices than you do. Then you mind becomes confused.
    -- Amy Tan

    #Confused #Believe #Thinking

  • Here in England, everyone's a pop star, innit, whereas in America they believe in the term artist.
    -- Amy Winehouse

    #Stars #Believe #Artist

  • I believe in fate and I believe that things happen for a reason but I don't think that there's a high power, necessarily. I believe in karma very much though.
    -- Amy Winehouse

    #Karma #Believe #Fate

  • First rule about vampires, don`t believe anything you read.
    -- An Na

    #Believe #Vampire #Firsts

  • I still feel like a kid sometimes myself so hard to believe that I'm a mom. Now I'm an adult! It only took 38 years!
    -- Ana Ortiz

    #Mom #Believe #Kids

  • I believe one writes because one has to create a world in which one can live.
    -- Anais Nin

    #Believe #Writing #World

  • I believe that men are generally still a little afraid of the dark though the witches are all hung, and Christianity and candles have been introduced.
    -- Anais Nin

    #Believe #Dark #Men

  • although I love a rich life, I hate an overcrowded life. I believe in rumination and lose half the beauty of all things when I am deprived of the time to ruminate.
    -- Anais Nin

    #Time #Hate #Believe

  • I love man as creator, lover, husband, friend, but man the father I do not trust. I do not believe in man as father. I do not trust man as father.
    -- Anais Nin

    #Husband #Father #Believe

  • I have an attitude now that is immovable. I shall remain outside of the world, beyond the temporal, beyond all the organizations of the world. I only believe in poetry.
    -- Anais Nin

    #Attitude #Believe #Organization

  • I have no fear of God, and yet fear keeps me awake at night,fear of the devil. And if I believe in the devil, I must believe in God. And if evil is abhorrent to me, I must be a saint. Henry, save me from beatification, from the horrors of static perfection. Precipitate me into the inferno.
    -- Anais Nin

    #Believe #Night #Evil

  • When I hear of people who weary of each other, I believe it is because they have sought virtues in themselves alone, attractions of physical beauty. Have they based their love on each other's thoughts? Who can weary of thoughts which change every day?
    -- Anais Nin

    #Believe #People #Virtue

  • You live like this, sheltered, in a delicate world, & you believe you are living.
    -- Anais Nin

    #Believe #World #Delicate

  • I dont really believe in regret or mistakes. I try to take everything as it is, be comfortable with myself.
    -- Analeigh Tipton

    #Regret #Mistake #Believe

  • Destiny changes, fate changes, just believe in your inner self, your dreams and your strength
    -- Anamika Mishra

    #Life #Dream #Believe

  • To believe in Him under any particular form is not enough. Accept Him in His numberless forms, shapes and modes of being, in everything that exists. Aim at the whole and all your actions will be whole.
    -- Anandamayi Ma

    #Believe #Shapes #Action

  • I 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.
    -- Anderson Cooper

    #Anchorman #Believe #Anchors

  • I’ve also been reminded recently that while as a society we are moving toward greater inclusion and equality for all people, the tide of history only advances when people make themselves fully visible. There continue to be far too many incidences of bullying of young people, as well as discrimination and violence against people of all ages, based on their sexual orientation, and I believe there is value in making clear where I stand.
    -- Anderson Cooper

    #Bullying #Believe #Moving

  • Things will happen. But you have to believe that nothing is impossible.
    -- Anderson Silva

    #Believe #Mma #Impossible

  • I believe I can do things people think are impossible.
    -- Anderson Silva

    #Art #Believe #Thinking

  • You have to understand who you are and figure out a way to communicate it. It might be in a different industry, but it's about what pumps the blood through your veins, what makes you excited, what pushes your buttons. And then discovering the best way to communicate that, no matter how big or small; it's what you stand for, what you believe in, and what reflects who you are.
    -- Andre Agassi

    #Business #Believe #Blood

  • Well, I actually tell my son that I don't have any hair because he asked me the same question that I gave it to him when he was born, so he actually still believes that. He's five years old.
    -- Andre Agassi

    #Believe #Son #Hair

  • You've got to believe you can win. But I believe respect for the fact that you can lose is what you always have to keep in mind so that nothing suprises you.
    -- Andre Agassi

    #Believe #Winning #Mind

  • First of all, in any sport where you can measure distance, height speed and all of that, you see how athletes have changed their sport and made it better. I believe, with every generation, the sport has improved. Certainly, in the men's game, that has been the case. I think that I played Pete [Sampras] at his best, I played Roger [Federer] at his best.. I believe wholeheartedly that Roger and [Rafael] Nadal have pushed the game much further than myself or Pete ever did. Their options on the tennis court are considerably more than ours.
    -- Andre Agassi

    #Sports #Distance #Believe

  • You know my dad pushed me to believe that I was going to be the best. I just never thought of life without tennis, even looking forward.
    -- Andre Agassi

    #Dad #Believe #Tennis

  • Look at Scottish guys wearing kilts - you could look at them and laugh, but the way they carry themselves, how can you? You can wear some of the weirdest things and be cool. If you believe in it, that's what makes it cool.
    -- Andre Benjamin

    #Believe #Laughing #Guy

  • But only if I believe that my directing talents will improve the material I'd be working on. I want to make sure I don't sacrifice beautiful material on the altar of my direction.
    -- Andre Braugher

    #Beautiful #Believe #Sacrifice

  • Everything tends to make us believe that there exists a certain point of the mind at which life and death, the real and the imagined, past and future, the communicable and the incommunicable, high and low, cease to be perceived as contradictions.
    -- Andre Breton

    #Death #Real #Believe

  • I believe in the future resolution of these two states, dream and reality, which are seemingly so contradictory, into a kind of absolute reality, a surreality, if one may so speak.
    -- Andre Breton

    #Dream #Believe #Reality

  • Surrealism does not allow those who devote themselves to it to forsake it whenever they like. There is every reason to believe that it acts on the mind very much as drugs do; like drugs, it creates a certain state of need and can push man to frightful revolts.
    -- Andre Breton

    #Believe #Men #Drug

  • I do believe there's a heaven. I do believe that God has given me the resilience and the survival skills to withstand the chiffon trenches.
    -- Andre Leon Talley

    #Believe #Skills #Heaven

  • A political leader is necessarily an imposter since he believes in solving life's problems without asking its question.
    -- Andre Malraux

    #Believe #Leader #Political

  • I admire Johann Strauss a lot. I believe he was a genius of his time.
    -- Andre Rieu

    #Believe #Genius #I Believe

  • I believe that music in itself heals and that everything is about the power of the mind. I thought if you are happy, you don't get ill. Your health is in your head. When you are satisfied with your work, you don't get ill.
    -- Andre Rieu

    #Believe #Mind #Ill

  • I do believe some people can naturally act and don't know it.
    -- Andrea Arnold

    #Believe #People

  • I think paranormal experiences are very personal, again, if they are that. Yes, sometimes I've felt that some things I would personally believe enough for me to take action on it... like, you know, I felt something happen in a hotel once that made me never stay there again.
    -- Andrea Corr

    #Believe #Thinking #Action

  • I don’t believe rape is inevitable or natural. If I did, I would have no reason to be here. If I did, my political practice would be different than it is. Have you ever wondered why we [women] are not just in armed combat against you? It’s not because there’s a shortage of kitchen knives in this country. It is because we believe in your humanity, against all the evidence.
    -- Andrea Dworkin

    #Country #Believe #Knives

  • Women, for centuries not having access to ***** and now unable to bear looking at the muck on the supermarket shelves, are astonished. Women do not believe that men believe what ***** says about women. But they do. From the worst to the best of them, they do.
    -- Andrea Dworkin

    #Women #Believe #Bears

  • Being a Jew, one learns to believe in the reality of cruelty and one learns to recognize indifference to human suffering as a fact.
    -- Andrea Dworkin

    #Believe #Reality #Suffering

  • We're boxed in and labeled before we're ever able to speak who we believe we are or who we dream we'll become.
    -- Andrea Gibson

    #Dream #Believe #Able

  • I don't believe we're hateful.  I think mostly we're just asleep, but the math adds up the same.
    -- Andrea Gibson

    #Believe #Math #Thinking

  • What Gods do you believe in? I'll build you a temple of mirrors so you can see them.
    -- Andrea Gibson

    #Believe #Mirrors #Temples

  • I have never met a heavy heart that wasn’t a phone booth with a red cape inside Some people will never understand the kind of superpower it takes for some people to just walk outside Some days I know my smile looks like the gutter of a falling house But my hands are always holding tight to the ripchord of believing
    -- Andrea Gibson

    #Believe #Fall #Heart

  • I think the economic empowerment of women that has been growing over the past decade is at the 'inflection point' with this global recession. Women are, we believe, the solution for their families in their ability to go out and increase household income.
    -- Andrea Jung

    #Believe #Past #Thinking

  • I subscribe to no religion. But I believe that in the creation of art, there can be moments of God.
    -- Andrea Riseborough

    #Art #Believe #Moments

  • Severe mental illness like psychosis can lead to a tragedy like this - that people can see things that aren't real and hear things that aren't real and believe things that aren't real, and act in that distorted reality.
    -- Andrea Yates

    #Real #Believe #Psychosis

  • I love America, and I love American women. But there is one thing that deeply shocks me - American closets. I cannot believe one can dress well when you have so much.
    -- Andree Putman

    #Believe #America #Dresses

  • The evaporation of 4 million who believe in this crap would leave the world a better place.
    -- Andrei Codrescu

    #Believe #Atheism #World

  • Brian Myers takes a fresh approach. He largely ignores what the regime tells the outside world about itself, but concentrates instead on what North Koreans themselves are supposed to believe, paying special attention to the North Korean narratives and mass culture, including movies and television shows. (...) There are few books that can give the world a peek into the Hermit Kingdom. The Cleanest Race provides a reason to care about how those in North Korea see themselves and the West. It is possibly the best addition to that small library.
    -- Andrei Lankov

    #Book #Believe #Korea

    -- Andrei Tarkovsky

    #Art #Believe #Essence

  • Poetry is the only hopeEven if you do not believe it, you have to do it.
    -- Andrei Voznesensky

    #Believe #Poetry Is

  • I like to believe that rather than destroy icons, I make new ones.
    -- Andres Serrano

    #Believe #Icons

  • I really believe there's more honesty in one live show than there may be in my whole output.
    -- Andrew Bird

    #Honesty #Believe #May

  • I still kind of believe this absurd line that if you have to write it down, it's not worth remembering.
    -- Andrew Bird

    #Believe #Writing #Lines

  • I love my job. I love fighting for what I believe in. I love having fun while doing it. I love reporting stories that the Complex refuses to report. I love fighting back, I love finding allies, and—famously—I enjoy making enemies.
    -- Andrew Breitbart

    #Jobs #Fun #Believe

  • Don't believe everything that you read in the newspapers.
    -- Andrew Card

    #Believe #Newspapers