belief

A Quote by Cecelia Ahern on stories, theatre, ballet, belief, questions, why, and swan lake

We have nonbelievers, atheists, intellects, cynicists... all kinds of what-have-yous in here tonight, but all of them want to see that fella in the tights end up with that swan girl, so she'll be able to get out of that lake.  Only with the love of one who has never loved before can the spell be broken.  Why?  Who the hell cares why?  Do you think your woman with the feathers is going to ask why?  No.  She's just going to say thank you because then she can move on and wear nice dresses and go for walks instead of having to peck at soggy bread in a stinky lake every day for the rest of her life.

Cecelia Ahern

Source: Thanks for the Memories: A Novel, Pages: 229-230

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by Paulo Coelho on god, goddess, belief, and earth

It's daylight, the sky is cloudy, and human beings believe that beyond the clouds lives an all-powerful God, guiding the fate of men.  Meanwhile, look at your son, look at your feet, listen to the sounds around you: down here is the Mother, so much closer, bringing joy to children and energy to those who walk over her body.  Why do people prefer to believe in something far away and forget what is there before their eyes, a true manifestation of the miracle?

Paulo Coelho

Source: The Witch of Portobello, Pages: 232

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by Sogyal Rinpoche on self, knowledge, contradiction, belief, and identity

We are fragmented into so many different aspects. We don't know who we really are, or what aspects of ourselves we should identify with or believe in. So many contradictory voices, dictates, and feelings fight for control over our inner lives that we find ourselves scattered everywhere, in all directions, leaving nobody at home.

Sogyal Rinpoche

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Mr. on faith, belief, evidence, and mr prophet

Faith is belief despite all evidence to the contrary.

Mr. Prophet

Source: Mr. Prophet

Contributed by: Mr.

A Quote by Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde on character and belief

I forget that every little action of the common day makes or unmakes character, therefore what one does in the secret chamber one has some day to cry aloud on the housetops.

Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)

Contributed by: Lexa

A Quote by George Edward Woodberry on faith, spirituality, belief, and life

If you can't have faith in what is held up to you for faith, you must find things to believe in yourself, for life without faith in something is too narrow a space to live.

George Woodberry

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by G. K. Chesterton on new age, cults, truth, belief, spirituality, god, christianity, free thought, and critical thinking

Where people stop believing the truth, they do not start to believe in nothing, they start to believe in anything.

G. K. Chesterton

Contributed by: boznamedsoo

A Quote by Byron Katie on heaven, thoughts, awakening, enlightenment, belief, happiness, and stress

So, how do you get back to heaven? To begin with, just notice the thoughts that take you away from it. You don't have to believe everything your thoughts tell you. Just become familiar with the particular thoughts you use to deprive yourself of happiness. It may seem strange at first to get to know yourself in this way, but becoming familiar with your stressful thoughts will show you the way home to everything you need.

Byron Katie

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Vidyadhara Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche on warrior, belief, strategy, and simplicity

For the accomplished warrior, belief is not a form of strategy, nor is it borrowing the stories of previous warriors from books and stories. Trying to theorize and borrow ideas doesn’t seem to help. The notion of belief, or view, here is based on complete simplicity. Your view is not affected by liberalism or conservatism, nihilism or eternalism, at all. Your view is straightforward and simple; it is almost a cosmic domestic view. It is the notion of complete simplicity. When you meet a person, you don’t have to develop a whole style of how to view that person according to either the historic or present situation, the sociological context, his religious connections, or whatever it may be. You don’t have to go through all that. You can have a direct relationship, which is very simple, direct, and straightforward—extremely straightforward.

Chogyam Trungpa

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by JIm Valvano on father, fathers day, fatherhood, gift, and belief

My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.

JIm Valvano

Contributed by: Meenakshi

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