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A hungry dog believes in nothing but meat.

ANTON CHEKHOV, The Cherry Orchard

Belief ain't like unbelief. If you a believer then you got to come finally to the well of belief itself and then you don't have to look no further. There ain't no further. But the unbeliever has got a problem. He has set out to unravel the world, but everthing he can point to that ain't true leaves two new things layin there.

CORMAC MCCARTHY, The Sunset Limited

They can because they think they can.

VIRGIL, The Aeneid

I have learned not to think little of any one's belief, no matter how strange it may be. I have tried to keep an open mind, and it is not the ordinary things of life that could close it, but the strange things, the extraordinary things, the things that make one doubt if they be mad or sane.


Belief may be no more, in the end, than a source of energy, like a battery which one clips into an idea to make it run.

J. M. COETZEE, Elizabeth Costello

It was their belief that was shocking. They carried it without thinking, like ants hauling bread.

JANE HAMILTON, A Map of the World

Unbelief is a belief.

J. M. COETZEE, Elizabeth Costello

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