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Mike Robbins
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I always thought it was attributed to Dunninger, but in this newspaper article the saying is attributed differently:

Addressing skeptics, Hinkel quotes 19th century British statesman and author Benjamin Disraeli: " 'To those who believe, no explanation is necessary. To those who do not believe, no explanation is possible.' "

http://www.thestarpress.com/tsp/news/loc......agic.php
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I think it goes back a lot farther than Dunninger. Maybe Dunninger was fond of quoting it.
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I always knew a good line like that had to be British Smile

But it IS a great line for a mentalist, so Dunninger was clever to use it like he did.
Now excuse me while I nip back and see if Churchill has any good lines I can use... Smile

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I always thought the ending was "No explanation will suffice" is that right or am I just making it up ?
I've been using it with the "suffice" word.
If I'm wrong tell me. I hate to miss quote.

E-Leoni.
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On 2002-04-04 16:36, E-Leoni wrote:
I always thought the ending was "No explanation will suffice" is that right or am I just making it up ?

E-Leoni.


You've got me. I guess as long as it sounds good, use it.

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The above quote, in it's original form, can be attributed to the Austrian born novelist and poet, Franz Werfel (1890-1945). He is probably best known for his 1941 novel, "The Song of Bernadette," which was later made into an Academy Award winning movie of the same name.

The actual wording of the above quote, as written by Werfel, reads: "Those who know do not ask, and those who ask do not know." This remark was made concerning miraculous events, in particular, the miracles at Lourdes (of which the aforementioned novel, and later movie, is based).

The quote as listed above by Mike Robbins - "To those who believe, no explanation is necessary. To those who do not believe, no explanation is possible." - was actually written as a prologue to the movie, "The Song of Bernadette" (1943)and read: "To those who believe in God, no explanation is necessary. To those who do not believe in God, no explanation is possible."

As can be seen, the original quote has gone through many transformations by a number of different individuals over the years.
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Very interesting. Thanks, Lamar!

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Yes, the version I've always heard:

"To those who do not believe, no proof is possible. To those who do believe, no proof is necessary."

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On 2002-04-04 01:09, maurile wrote:
I think it goes back a lot farther than Dunninger. Maybe Dunninger was fond of quoting it.


My understanding is that Dunninger ended his shows with the statement.
Also, I know Kreskin currently ends all of his shows with it.

Thanks...

Mike
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Interesting thread. Smile
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On 2012-11-12 14:14, Pakar Ilusi wrote:
Interesting thread. Smile


Wow! That was worth waiting ten years for! Smile
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On 2012-11-12 15:40, innercirclewannabe wrote:
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On 2012-11-12 14:14, Pakar Ilusi wrote:
Interesting thread. Smile


Wow! That was worth waiting ten years for! Smile


Yes... Smile
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