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To be persuasive we must be believable; to be believable we must be credible; credible we must be truthful.
Edward R. Murrow
My secrets must be poetic to be believable.
The whole essence of good drawing - and of good thinking, perhaps - is to work a subject down to the simplest form possible and still have it believable for what it is meant to be.
Being able to draw means being able to put things in believable space. People who don't draw very well can't do that.
I, for one, am quite willing to join the 'forgive, forget and move on' crowd, but it does make me wonder if Evangelicals are going to sound believable when they say that they tend to vote Republican because of their religious commitments to the family.
When I'm picking songs for an album I always want a song that I can relate to and that I have experienced. There's nothing worse than watching an artist try and sell a song that isn't believable coming from them.
I hope that what it comes down to at the end of the day is that people believe that I believe what I'm singing. It comes down to being believable. You don't have to be likeable; generally, though, I think I am.
The role of an actor is to make every character believable.
I suppose I've got a reputation for playing quite extreme characters and making them quite believable.
Bad for the sake of bad is boring to me and not believable.
Creating a believable world on the ship was very important, and technically they got better and better and better at showing the ship too.
I think that's because believable action is based on authenticity, and accuracy is very important to me. I always spend time researching my novels, exploring the customs and attitudes of the county I'm using for their setting.
The greatest thing to be achieved in advertising, in my opinion, is believability, and nothing is more believable than the product itself.
When I want to show the kind of meanness people are capable of, to make it believable I find I have to tone it down. It's in real life that people are over the top.
Working with children is a whole other ball game. They're like little animals. You have to keep the camera turned on them all the time. Sometimes it takes a 41-minute take to get one sentence out in a believable way.
Comedy is exaggerated realism. It can be stretched to the almost ludicrous, but it must always be believable.
I think characters are most terrifying when they're relatable. It's best when your most horrible characters make sense, and are believable. That's when a movie is most terrifying.
I want a kiss to be so believable it gives the reader shivers.
Laurell K. Hamilton
What I did was take the Jesus of the Gospels, the Son of God, the Son of the Virgin Mary, and sought to make Him utterly believable, a vital breathing character.
Everyone is usually screwed up in some way and that is usually where the work comes in - figuring out how to make it believable and make it real to present someone's problems that you don't necessarily actually know anything about.
It's a good question, because to be believable is the only way that you could be successful.
You need to be real enough to be believable, but you don't necessarily have to be real enough to be real. There is a distinction.
Ironically, in today's marketplace successful nonfiction has to be unbelievable, while successful fiction must be believable.
Jerry B. Jenkins
The action films I will make in the future will be more believable and character-based. I am now on my second cycle of fame, and I want to make films that smell real and are truthful.
Jean Claude Van Damme
I have to make this love affair believable enough. It's very European.
You can't be funny for funny's sake. You try to get as outrageous situation as you can but it always has to be believable and based in real character motivations and what people would really do.
On the web the thinking of cults can spread very rapidly and suddenly a cult which was 12 people who had some deep personal issues suddenly find a formula which is very believable.
Tim Berners Lee
We can do things that we never could before. Stop-motion lets you build tiny little worlds, and computers make that world even more believable.
I didn't want readers to have to make allowances for what they couldn't see, but to be able to say to themselves that the fabric of the magic detailed was perfectly believable.
Left Behind takes what to some people may be unbelievable predictions from the Bible and shows how they might play out. It makes the events of biblical prophecy understandable and thus believable.
Jerry B. Jenkins
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