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The Joyful Suspension of Belief

Tim498 Wrote: Jul 19, 2012 7:45 AM
Charles Payne for President. Mr. Payne is the only person in his position or higher who has had the guts to state publicly that Barry is full of C--P. WHOOOORAY for Charles Payne!!!!!!!!!!!!

"The willing suspension of disbelief"


This term was put forth by Samuel Taylor Coleridge in 1817 with the publication of Biographical Sketches of my Literary Life and Opinions.

"In this idea originated the plan of the 'Lyrical Ballads'; in which it was agreed, that my endeavors should be directed to persons and characters supernatural, or at least romantic, yet so as to transfer from our inward nature a human interest and a semblance of truth sufficient to procure for these shadows of imagination that willing suspension of disbelief for the moment, which constitutes poetic faith."

Of course this term now applies...

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