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|Credo quia absurdum: I believe because it is absurd. -Tertullian, ca. A.D. 200. "I |
can believe anything, provided it is incredible"—Oscar Wilde, The Picture of
Dorian Gray (1891). kred II: framework. Gc roost; whence rooster (coined in the
|Wilde, Oscar Misfortunes one can endure -- they come from outside, they are |
accidents. But to suffer for one's own faults -- Ah! there is the sting of life. - Wilde,
Oscar I can believe anything provided it is incredible. - Wilde, Oscar Relations
|Tracy : Ah yes — I am thinking seriously of marriage, and now I shall tell you |
something which I am afraid you won't believe. Mrs. B. : I can believe anything, sir
, provided it's quite incredible. Tracy : Very well, then. I am in love with your
|Albert Einstein I can believe anything, provided it is quite incredible. Oscar Wilde |
If what Thoreau said is true, that many of us live lives of quiet desperation, I
suspect it's because we have stopped wondering; we have become closed to the
|'I am quite sure I shall understand it,' he replied, gazing intently at the little golden |
white-feathered disk, 'and as for believing things, I can believe anything, provided
that it is quite incredible.' The wind shook some blossoms from the ...
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|For a dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his |
punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world. “The Critic as
Artist” ... De Profundis I can believe anything, provided that it is quite incredible.
The Picture of ...
|feathered disk, 'and as for believing things, I can believe anything, provided that it |
is quite incredible.' The wind shook some blossoms from the trees, and the heavy
lilac-blooms, with their clustering stars, moved to and fro in the languid air.
|... are not in opposition but that reality, if it can be accessed in any way, is clearest |
through the tenets of the fictional. As Lord Henry says in The Picture of Dorian
Gray: 'I can believe anything provided that it is quite incredible' (Wilde 1994, 10).
|"I am quite sure I shall understand it," he replied, gazing intently at the little |
golden white-feathered disk, "and as for believing things, I can believe anything,
provided that it is quite incredible." The wind shook some blossoms from the trees
, and ...
|Fallen spirits used Hill to introduce to the world some of the so- called sciences of |
the mind including the concept that 'anything the human mind can believe, the
human mind can achieve.' "In reality such a belief causes a person to indirectly ...