Believed

Famous quotes containing the word believed:

    Desperation is the raw material of drastic change. Only those who can leave behind everything they have ever believed in can hope to escape.
    William Burroughs (b. 1914)

    [Asked if American women would ever win full suffrage:] Assuredly. I firmly believed at one time that I should live to see that day. I have never for one moment lost faith. It will come but I shall not see it ... it is inevitable.
    Susan B. Anthony (1820–1906)

    The structure was designed by an old sea captain who believed that the world would end in a flood. He built a home in the traditional shape of the Ark, inverted, with the roof forming the hull of the proposed vessel. The builder expected that the deluge would cause the house to topple and then reverse itself, floating away on its roof until it should land on some new Ararat.
    —For the State of New Jersey, U.S. public relief program (1935-1943)