->"Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities. Truth isn't."
-->-- '''Creator/MarkTwain'''

->"We are all quite capable of believing in anything as long as it's improbable."
--> -- '''Creator/TomBaker'''

->What really happens is that the story-maker proves a successful "sub-creator". He makes a Secondary World which your mind can enter. Inside it, what he relates is "true;" it accords with the laws of that world. You therefore believe it, while you are, as it were, inside. The moment disbelief arises, the spell is broken; the magic, or rather art, has failed. You are then out in the Primary World again, looking at the little abortive Secondary World from outside.
-->-- '''Creator/JRRTolkien''', "On Fairy-Stories"

->It's just you and the audience - hundreds of people - and you've got just one chance, ''just once chance,'' to convince them that it's real. There's a magic moment where you can make them believe ''anything'' because they already want to. They're there and ready and you just have to take them the ''rest of the way.
-->-- '''Ben Cato''', ''Webcomic/TheDreamer''

->I'm not having anyone staring in disbelief at ''my'' [[UnusualEuphemism willing suspension]]!
-->-- '''[[Series/{{Blackadder}} Captain Blackadder]]'''

->Probable impossibilities are to be preferred to improbable possibilities.
-->-- '''Creator/{{Aristotle}}'''

->How can a woods contain a forest? Suspension of disbelief, that's how.
-->-- ''VideoGame/KingdomOfLoathing''

->It was agreed that my endeavours should be directed to persons and characters supernatural, or at least romantic; yet so as to translate our inward nature a human interest and a semblance of truth sufficient to procedure for these shadows of imagination willing suspension of disbelief for the moment, which constitutes poetic faith.
-->-- '''William Taylor Coleridge''', ''Biographia Literaria''

->The show that taught me never to trust any of my ex-servicemen buddies, lest I [[ForgottenFriendNewFoe wind up assassinated]]. The show that taught me no broad is better than a weekend fishing up in the mountains...with of course a required detour to [[BusmansHoliday a nearby small-town-with-a-secret and its corrupt sheriff who ditches me in the desert to die]]. The show that taught me [[TapOnTheHead 412 blows to the noggin]] via sap, gun butt, fist, pipe, boat oar, golf club, and garbage can doesn't necessarily mean a subsequent lifetime spent in p.j.s, a football helmet, and Depends®...and Peggy's first message of the day to Joe is one of the series' all-time best: "The garage called and they [[DamageProofVehicle filled in the bullet holes.]]" ''Exactly.''
-->--'''[[http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/58044/mannix-the-final-season/ Paul Mavis]]''' on ''Mannix''

->The physics of {{bottomless pit}}s are never spelled out. How is one built? Where does the stuff go? Why don't bottomless pits have [[NoOshaCompliance guard rails?]]
-->--'''[[http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/page/TMQSuperBowlPreview150127/teams-score-pick-six-take-super-bowl-tuesday-morning-quarterback Gregg Eastebrook]]''' on ''Film/EagleEye''

->BECAUSE ITS FICTION YOU CAN DO ANYTHING IN FICTION THAT IS WHY ITS FUN. Youd think a guy who believes Jesus floated up to heaven would have more appreciation for dramatic license.
-->--'''[[http://deadspin.com/do-not-root-for-the-goddamn-patriots-1682270571 Drew Magary]]''', "Gregg Easterbrook is a haughty Dipshit"

->'''Max''': ''All'' the dinosaurs of the animal kingdom team up to fight the I-Rex.\\
'''Mike''': It's has the ability to cloak itself. So fuckin' awesome.\\
'''Jay''': For one scene. And then it's never brought up again. It also has the ability to know when it has a homing device inside of its body.\\
'''Mike''': An' he ripped it out. That was soo awesome.\\
'''Jay''': Or even knowing what that is. 'Cause, why would you think to rip that out?\\
'''Mike''': '''''CUZ HE WAS SMART!''''' Look, quit makin' fun of ''Jurassic World'', it was fuckin' awesome.
-->--''WebVideo/HalfInTheBag'' on ''Film/JurassicWorld'', "A Conversation With Creator/MaxLandis"

->Suspension Of Disbelief doesn't throw away all logic. It just allows me to believe that there are [[Franchise/TheFlash people that can run really fast]] or [[ComicBook/MartianManhunter aliens that can shapeshift living among humans]].
-->-- '''Linkara''', ''WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall''

->''"The ultra-realistic games of recent years have been one long, gritty, [[DarknessInducedAudienceApathy depressing]] [[RealIsBrown grey-a-thon]] after another, and its up to games like ''Saint's Row 2'' to remind us that realism is an acceptable sacrifice if it means I get to [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential throw old ladies into jet turbines.]]"''
-->--'''Creator/BenCroshaw''' on ''VideoGame/SaintsRow2''

->''At a certain point, it's just a deal between the director and the audience where he basically pauses the movie and says, "Look, if you want to see some more cool action scenes, just initial here that it's OK that [[Film/IndependenceDay the alien computers run on MacOS for some reason]]." And you go, "OK," and he goes back to blowing things up for you.''
-->-- '''Website/{{Cracked}}''', [[http://www.cracked.com/article_19125_6-groups-who-dont-work-as-movie-bad-guys-anymore_p2.html "6 Groups Who Don't Work as Movie Bad Guys Anymore"]]

->''Nor need their strange worlds, when we get there, be at all tied to scientific probabilities. It is the wonder, or beauty, or suggestiveness that matters. When I myself put canals on Mars, I believe I already knew that telescopes had dissipated that old optical illusion. The point was that they were part of the Martian myth as it existed in the common mind.''
-->-- '''Creator/CSLewis''', "On Science Fiction"

->"What do you know?! Haven't you heard of suspension of disbelief?"
-->-- '''Creator/EdWood''', ''Film/EdWood''

->''I know youre meant to suspend your disbelief in a horror film about what is survivable and for how long, but watching a man with a gushing head wound i.e. ''a knife straight into the brain'' stumble around for a while and still have the mental capacity to utter "fuck you Bruce Willis" before he falls down dead is the point where I say "fuck you movie."''
-->-- '''Blog/CriticalDave''', "''Film/{{Scream 4}}'': [[http://daveandhiscriticisms.wordpress.com/2011/05/02/scream-4-the-good-the-bad-and-the-meta/ The Good, The Bad and The Meta]]"

->"Willing suspension of disbelief" does not mean "Hang by the neck until dead".
-->-- '''MarionZimmerBradley'''

->I know full well I'm expected to Suspend My Disbelief. Unfortunately, my disbelief is very heavy, and during "Film/OceansThirteen," the suspension cable snapped.

->I used to lose sleep over [[SpaceIsNoisy this]], but then I realized if there's enough interesting things going on in a big budget epic sci-fi film, then you can distract me from all the science you're getting wrong."
-->--'''UsefulNotes/NeilDeGrasseTyson''', ''Series/TheLateShowWithStephenColbert''

->The trick comes down to this: How do you make a ridiculous scenario (talking, colorful animal-people fighting a ponderously large madman) engaging enough to read regularly? The answer: A tricky balancing act where the reader isn't necessarily supposed to take it seriously, but the characters of the world do. If the characters believe themselves to be in peril, then their honesty will inspire the reader to believe them. But at the same time, the writer has to craft it so that the reader is looking upon all this in an accessible fashion; we can't just assume the reader will be immediately invested and believe in the ridiculous scenario [...] But the writer can only do so much. It's also part of the reader's job to approach the material in the right mindset. If the reader is looking for a grand, sweeping anthropomorphic saga, or a GRIMDARK study of slavery and the theme of Nature vs. Industry, or if the reader simply isn't going to allow themselves to enjoy such high fantasy, then there's nothing the writer can do to entertain theme.
-->-- '''Ian Flynn''' on writing ''ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog''