disbelief Quotes

34 of the best book quotes about disbelief
“‘I think,’ says Professor Carl Hermann, who never left his homeland, ‘that even now the outside world does not realize how surprised we non-Nazis were in 1933. When mass dictatorship occurred in Russia, then in Italy, we said to one another, ‘That is what happens in backward countries. We are fortunate, for all our troubles, that it cannot happen here.’ But it did, worse even than elsewhere, and I think that all the explanations leave some mystery. When I think of it at all, I still say, with unbelief, ‘Germany—no, not Germany.‘”
“But nothing I have seen in the world has supported your pronouncements that love is more powerful than my kind of magic, Dumbledore.”
″‘But they won’t believe me!’ said Lucy. ‘It doesn’t matter,’ said Aslan.”
“I wouldn’t have done it if I had known people wouldn’t believe us.”
“Methought that Gloucester stumbled, and in falling Struck me — that thought to stay him— overboard Into the tumbling billows of the main.”
“What I needed was a way to undo this mess and get Trace back. Better yet, I needed someone to tell me none of this was happening. That it was all just some twisted nightmare I’d dreamed up from years of watching too many horror movies. And most of all, I needed Dominic to stop staring at me that way.”
“This is the end of a story that even people who are not usually amazed at anything may refuse to believe. But I am armed in advance against human incredulity.”
“In spite of having lived with death all these years, in spite of having walked a tightrope of bare existence across an endless maw of death- in spite of that he couldn’t understand it.”
“The real reason why so few men believe in God is that they have ceased to believe that even a God can love them.”
“But myself is not listening. She refuses to listen. She’s picking up another letter and another and another, frantically looking for a different answer.”
“The main obstacle to finding God’s way through the crises and gaps of life is failing to believe a way exists.”
There’s a little bit of suspension of disbelief (LOTS of coincidences)to totally enjoy this book, but enjoy it you should.
″‘We’re going to have a baby.’ Mom said. ‘We’re going to what?’ I asked, starting to choke.”
“The girl took hold of one of its taloned feet. It was the first time she had touched a dragon’s scaly hide. It was rough and dry, like leather that had been left out in the weather for too long. ”
“How Hell could be a worse place than Huangling on that terrible night, she couldn’t imagine.”
“The old monk winced in surprise and narrowed his eyes as he looked around at the manuscripts piled on the shelves around him.”
“Afterward, there was that long, crowded pause in which everyone decides that although they are very shaken, and possibly upside down, they are, to their surprise, still alive.”
“Infidelity does not consist in believing, or in disbelieving; it consists in professing to believe what he does not believe.”
″‘Did you have an exciting afternoon?’ ‘Oh yes,’ said Peter. ‘We had a flood, a stampede, a volcano, I got sleeping sickness, and-’ Peter was interrupted by the adults’ laughter.”
“I couldn’t believe my eyes! Byron’s mouth was frozen on the mirror! He was as stuck as a fly on flypaper!”
″‘When you told me the first time that Valentine was your father, I didn’t believe it,’ she said. ‘Not just because I didn’t want it to be true, but because you weren’t anything like him. But you are. You are.‘”
″‘You’d have me believe you just walked right up to him, picked up the chain, led him back, and tied him up! A five-year old brownie, half grown, maybe more.’ ‘Well, I petted him some first, and scratched his ears, and rubbed him under the chin. He likes being scratched under the chin.‘”
“A robin puffed its breast on a rose tree and squeaked at him. Barney suddenly wasn’t sure that he believed in Stig himself. It wasn’t a Stiggish day, like yesterday when he had fallen down the pit.”
″‘Well, well! Who’d have thought it!’ exclaimed Charlemagne. ‘And how do you do your job, then, if you don’t exist?’ ‘By will power,’ said Agilulf, ‘and faith in our holy cause.‘”
″‘You don’t believe me,’ he said at last. ‘Well I don’t expect you to! I wouldn’t myself unless I saw it with my own eyes. But I wish, I wish it would happen. I wish the ship would take us somewhere — anywhere!‘”
“There is no magic when one no longer believes.”
“That I should live to see the day when what concerns the welfare of the nephew and niece of my oldest friend should be kept from me!”
“Oh, Peter, to think we’ve got a magic chair- a wishing-chair!”
“As only to be expected with a book written in 1975 about the “future” (2005) I had to suspend my disbelief a little more than usual. Apparently by now we should be living on the Moon and on the continental shelves, and have abolished the internal combustion engine.”
“As the guest looked at the boy there appeared on his countenance amazement, then incredulity, and finally frozen horror. As the boy looked at the guest there appeared on his countenance amazement, then incredulity, and finally blank dejection.”
“Part of me still wants to hold on to this one last moment - the moment where you still get to believe this is a joke, an error, a big nothing; the moment before you know for sure that something has started that you can no longer stop.”
“I can’t believe that I—did that! I know now what you meant by opening your heart to evil...”
“I could not explain that I simply wanted someone to love. Wholehearted, unreserved, requited.”
“They’re a family. They’re a family. And this isn’t Ben’s apartment: not really. Right now I’m sitting here inside someone’s family home. Why on earth didn’t Ben tell me this? Did it not seem important? Did he somehow not know?”

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