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    Comic Books 

Bucky: How can the Germans be so far ahead of us, cap? Even if Oppenheimer gets a result in Los Alamos next month, we're never gonna be able to match this. Where did they lay their hands on the Flash Gordon tech?
Captain America: You wouldn't believe me if I told you, chum. Let's just say that there are more sides fighting in this war than anyone will ever know.

    Fan Works 

"Jordan, half the board already wants to put me into a fucking straitjacket. How the hell do you explain this without the other half agreeing?
Tried to tell [Alan], but his exact words were, 'Flynn, you're the CEO of a Fortune 500 company, with a wife and a child. Quit smoking that shit.' The only way he'll believe this is if I knock him out and drag him in here."

Ironwood: What are your goals here, creature? What is it you hope to achieve?
"Hentacle": Would you believe me if I said world peace?
Ironwood: No.
"Hentacle": No one ever does. What's the point of even asking if you're not going to believe anything I say?
White Sheep (RWBY), chapter 41


    Films - Animated 

"They're making this too easy! [cackles] Y'know, in all the bodies I've been in, no one has ever gotten wise to me. And now, for the first time, an immunity cell has figured out everything...and they don't believe him. Can you taste the irony in that?"
Thrax, Osmosis Jones

    Films - Live Action 

"No one's going to believe me, cause I'm a kid, and they never listen to the kid!"

George: Now, calm down. What crash are you talking about?
(A massive explosion comes from the racetrack)

    Live Action TV 

Holt: Do you want to know how I actually hurt my wrist?
Jake: Yes.
Holt: I was hula-hooping. Kevin and I attend a class for fitness and for fun.
Jake: [overjoyed] Oh my God!
Holt: I've mastered all the moves. [produces his phone and shows pictures of himself hula-hooping to Jake] The Pizza Toss... the Tornado... the Scorpion, the Oopsie-Doodle...
Jake: [grinning from ear-to-ear] Why are you telling me this?
Holt: Because no one... will ever believe you.
[Holt clicks "delete photos."]
Jake: No... NO!
[Holt deletes them and smirks evilly at a genuinely horrified Jake.]
Jake: You sick son of a bitch!

West: Your mother should have taught you to tell the truth!
Dorothy: I'm not lying! I don't know her!
West: [beat] Your own mother? Even dogs know the bitch from whence they came.

Chuck: Don't worry about what Olive knows. Even if I told her the truth she wouldn't believe me.
Ned: You don't know that.
Chuck: Yes I do, because I told her and she wouldn't believe me.


You just can't believe me
When I show you what you cannot see
New Order, "Confusion"

Без умолку безумная девица
Кричала: "Ясно вижу Трою павшей в прах!"
Но ясновидцев - впрочем, как и очевидцев -
Во все века сжигали люди на кострах.
Nonstop the mad maiden screamed:
"I clearly see Troy's fallen ashes!"
But seers - just like witnesses -
Were always burned at the stake.
- -Vladimir Vysotskiy, "Song of the Seer Cassandra"

I wish I'd paid attention to that crazy drunken man
He tried to warn me all about old Marsh's Deep One clan

    Video Games 

I tried... I tried to tell them... But they wouldn't listen to me... Damn them! Damn their eyes! They didn't believe me. Strange creatures... The world in peril from unseen foes... The death... The darkness! Instead, they jeered and threw me into this forsaken place, a place of empty souls and fevered thoughts, reeking of foetor and decay, thinking me mad with delirium! The fools cast away their hopes of salvation, by locking me in this damned asylum!
Maximilian Roivas, Eternal Darkness


    Western Animation 

"Every time I see something cool, you say it's some kind of madness. Or I'm drunk. Or I ate too much candy."
Fry, Futurama

"I foretold you so!"

"I don't mind being called a liar when I'm lying, or about to lie, or just finished lying. But not when I'm telling the truth!"
Homer Simpson, The Simpsons, "Hungry, Hungry Homer"

"Chef? Have you ever had something happen to you, but nobody believed you?"
Kyle Broflovski, "Cartman Gets a Probe", South Park

Lois Lane: I'm confused, Kent. See, I've lived in Metropolis most of my life, and I can't figure out how some yokel from Smallville is suddenly getting every hot story in town.
Clark Kent: Well, Lois... The truth is, I'm actually Superman in disguise and I only pretend to be a journalist in order to hear about disasters as they happen, and then squeeze you out of the byline.
Lois Lane: You're a sick man, Kent.
Clark Kent: You asked.
Superman: The Animated Series, "The Main Man, pt. 1"

    Real Life 

On this show, the more kookier the alibi, the more I would be inclined to believe them.
Joe Ford on The X-Files, "Synchrony"

To describe the way things really are is to be a shit and we know what happens to shits: they are flushed away.

You were given the choice between war and dishonour. You chose dishonour and you will have war.

It is easy to keep secrets by being honest in an ironic tone of voice.
Andrew Solomon, The Noonday Demon

Either you repeat the same conventional doctrines everybody is saying, or else you say something true, and it will sound like it's from Neptune.
Noam Chomsky

In a trial, the convincing testimony of a single witness can trump mountains of scientific evidence, even though it’s been shown time and time again how fallible memory is, something that we’ve just been reminded of yet again by Brian Williams...It’s a feature, not a bug, in human thought, and it’s how we skeptics, no matter how hard we try to avoid it, are often viewed by “regular people.”

You don't know what you have done. You don't know him like me, who had him under my orders. If you give Spain to him now, he will think it is his and will not let anyone take his place, not in the war nor after it, until his death.
General Miguel Cabanellas on the election of Francisco Franco as new leader of the military rebellion, 1936

However this war may end, we have won the war against you; no one will be left to bear witness. But even if some were to survive, the world would not believe them. There will perhaps be suspicions, discussions, research by historians, but there will be no certainties, because we will destroy the evidence together with you. And even if some proof should remain and some of you survive, people will say the events you describe are too monstrous to be believed: they will say that they are the exaggerations of Allied propaganda and will believe us—who will deny everything—and not you. We will be the ones to dictate the history of the Lagers.
SS officer, quoted in The Drowned and the Saved by Primo Levi

Bill Maher: Ann, which republican candidate has the best chance of winning the general election?
Ann Coulter: Of the declared ones, right now [2015], Donald Trump.
(Cue mass laugh.)

"Why are you booing me? I'm right!"
Hannibal Buress, The Eric Andre Show


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