„I believe in this country. I believe in the American people. I believe that people are more good than bad. I believe tragic things happen. I think there’s evil in the world, but I think at the end of the day, if we work hard and if we’re true to those things in us that feel true and feel right, that the world gets a little better each time. That’s what this presidency has tried to be about.“
2017, Final News Conference as President (January 2017)
„But I believe those human rights are universal. I believe they are the rights of the American people, the Cuban people, and people around the world.“
— Barack Obama 44th President of the United States of America 1961
2016, Remarks to the People of Cuba (March 2016)
Контексте: I believe that every person should be equal under the law. Every child deserves the dignity that comes with education, and health care and food on the table and a roof over their heads. I believe citizens should be free to speak their mind without fear to organize, and to criticize their government, and to protest peacefully, and that the rule of law should not include arbitrary detentions of people who exercise those rights. I believe that every person should have the freedom to practice their faith peacefully and publicly. And, yes, I believe voters should be able to choose their governments in free and democratic elections. Not everybody agrees with me on this. Not everybody agrees with the American people on this. But I believe those human rights are universal. I believe they are the rights of the American people, the Cuban people, and people around the world.
— Yanni Greek pianist, keyboardist, composer, and music producer 1954
„My faith is the faith of my fathers - I will be true to them and to my beliefs. Some believe that such a confession of my faith will sink my candidacy. If they are right, so be it. But I think they underestimate the American people. Americans do not respect believers of convenience. Americans tire of those who would jettison their beliefs, even to gain the world.“
— Mitt Romney American businessman and politician 1947
Faith in America speech, 2007
„The difficulty that we have, and I don't mean to be rude here, is that we have a president who is a pathological liar. So, could it be true? I guess it could be. Is it likely to be true? Probably not. And I think what happens in our own country and around the world, people don't believe much of what Trump says, and when you lie all the time, the problem is sometimes when you're telling the truth that people are not gonna believe you.“
— Bernie Sanders American politician, senator for Vermont 1941
Today, NBC, quoted in * 2020-01-10
Sen. Bernie Sanders slams Trump as 'pathological liar'
„I think it is considered bad to be clever, because I think people usually assume that a clever person or a clever band doesn't have substance, doesn't really care about anything. People want music that matters, that believes in something, I think, whether it expresses anger or despair or love. People want to believe that their artists are portraying emotions that they really feel. And I think that's true of Patsy Cline, Johnny Rotten, whoever you want to name. If you believe the artist, you're going to go for it.“
— John S. Hall Poet, author, singer, lawyer 1960
Quotes from interviews
„I stopped believing there was a power of good and a power of evil that were outside us. And I came to believe that good and evil are names for what people do, not for what they are.“
— Philip Pullman, книга The Amber Spyglass
Источник: The Amber Spyglass
— Elbert Hubbard American writer, publisher, artist, and philosopher fue el escritor del jarron azul 1856 - 1915
„I believe in using words, not fists… I believe in my outrage knowing people are living in boxes on the street. I believe in honesty. I believe in a good time. I believe in good food. I believe in sex.“
— Bertrand Russell logician, one of the first analytic philosophers and political activist 1872 - 1970
No known source; also attributed to Susan Sarandon.
„I wanted to believe, and I tried my damnedest to believe, in the rainbow I tried to get over, and I couldn't! … So what? Lots of people can't!“
— Judy Garland actress, singer and vaudevillian from the United States 1922 - 1969
As quoted in Judy (1974) by Gerold Frank, p. 566
„I believe that we think much more with the instruments provided by our culture than we do with our bodies, and hence the much greater diversity of thought in the world. Thinking is a form of feeling; feeling is a form of thinking.“
— Susan Sontag American writer and filmmaker, professor, and activist 1933 - 2004
"Susan Sontag: The Rolling Stone Interview" with Jonathan Cott (1978; published 4 October 1979)
Контексте: One of my oldest crusades is against the distinction between thought and feeling... which is really the basis of all anti-intellectual views: the heart and the head, thinking and feeling, fantasy and judgment. We have more or less the same bodies, but very different kinds of thoughts. I believe that we think much more with the instruments provided by our culture than we do with our bodies, and hence the much greater diversity of thought in the world. Thinking is a form of feeling; feeling is a form of thinking.
— David Levithan, книга Every Day
Вариант: I feel the universe is telling me something. And it doesn't even matter if it's true or not. What matters is that I feel it, and believe it.
Источник: Every Day
„Good people get hurt—bad people get ahead, get rich, get your girl. Good doesn’t triumph over evil. So, do I believe in God?
He doesn’t believe in me.“
— Malcolm Azania, книга The Coyote Kings of the Space-Age Bachelor Pad
Источник: The Coyote Kings of the Space-Age Bachelor Pad (2004), Chapter 56 “At Last, the Box, Explained” (p. 319)
„Sometimes I feel I do know what to believe in. Sometimes I believe in working, writing, performing, doing the work. Other times I'm full of despair and I don't even believe in that, but for some reason I will get out of bed and do something anyway, even though I don't believe in it.“
— John S. Hall Poet, author, singer, lawyer 1960
Quotes from interviews
„One of the very few things that I know I believe strongly is that we must learn how to make a better world out of usable pasts rather than dreaming of infinite futures. It’s a very late-Enlightenment view that says that the only way to make a better future is to believe that the future will be better. Smarter people than me used to believe very differently and I think it is time to listen to them once again.“
— Tony Judt British historian 1948 - 2010
in Tony Judt: the last interview http://www.prospectmagazine.co.uk/magazine/tony-judt-interview by Peter Jukes (2010)
— Dick Cheney American politician and businessman 1941
At the Ringling College Library Association Town Hall Lecture Series in Sarasota https://www.sarasotamagazine.com/articles/2017/1/23/dick-cheney-sarasota (January 2017)
„I think art is the only thing that's spiritual in the world. And I refuse to forced to believe in other people's interpretations of God. I don't think anybody should be. No one person can own the copyright to what God means.“
— Marilyn Manson American rock musician and actor 1969
Вариант: I think art is the only thing that's spirtual in the world. And I refuse to be forced to believe in other people's interpretations of God. I don't think anybody should be. No one person can own the copyright to what God means.
„I think people understand things different when they get older. It’s not a question of getting soft, or seeing things in the gray areas instead of black and white. I really believe I’m just understanding things different. Better.“
— Jeff Lindsay, книга Darkly Dreaming Dexter
Источник: Darkly Dreaming Dexter
„When people said to me, ‘I should like to be a member of the City Temple, what must I believe?’ I used to say, ‘Only those things which appear to you to be true.“
— Leslie Weatherhead English theologian 1893 - 1976
Источник: The Christian Agnostic (1965), p.30
„If I think about what life is, I believe life is a miracle. And if I think about what a miracle is, I don’t believe in it.“
— Antonio Porchia Italian Argentinian poet 1885 - 1968