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Awe Quotes

May you find comfort and joy in these encouraging quotes about Awe.

He who can no longer pause to wonder
and stand rapt in awe,
is as good as dead;
his eyes are closed.
- Albert Einstein

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Our "Rainbows and Butterflies" are the small miracles of our life -
the little things that are so easy to overlook,
yet so awe inspiring when we take a moment
to notice and to pay attention.
Give thanks for the rainbows, for the butterflies,
for all God's creatures - large and small,
for the bright blue sky and the soft fog and the gentle rain,
for the tree veiled in the season's first frost,
for the baby's laugh,
for the touch of a hand and the whispered "I love you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Appreciate again and again, freshly and naively,
the basic goods of life, with awe,
pleasure, wonder and even ecstasy,
however stale these experiences may have become to others.
- Abraham Maslow

Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter
everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe
that change forever how we experience life and the world.
- John Milton

 

Rainbows and butterflies are themselves beautiful and highly symbolic,
but they are also representative of
all the small miracles of our life -
the little things that are so easy to overlook,
yet so awe inspiring when we take a moment
to notice and to pay attention.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious.
It is the source of all true art and all science.
He to whom this emotion is a stranger,
who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe,
is as good as dead: his eyes are closed.
- Albert Einstein

We cannot banish dangers, but we can banish fears.
We must not demean life by standing in awe of death.
- David Sarnoff

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If the grandfather of the grandfather of Jesus had
known what was hidden within him,
he would have stood humble and awe-struck before his soul.
- Khalil Gibran

I just admire everybody and sit in awe and watch them.
- Fred Willard

They played so good it was frightening.
And I, of course, being young, was in awe of everything
that was going on and rightly so.
I mean, it was too good to believe.
- Ray Brown

But I was in awe of the painters; I mean I was new in New York,
and I thought the painting that was going on here was just unbelievable.
- Robert Rauschenberg

I'm an average enough person to point to the things
I've gotten to see that are awe-inspiring.
- Laurie Anderson

I am still in shock and awe at being fired.
- Peter Arnett

I grew up with Apocalypse Now and Badlands,
so I had a real awe thing going.
- Gary Cole

I was in awe every time I walked on to the field.
- Ryne Sandberg

Be a terror to the butchers, that they may be fair in their weight;
and keep hucksters and fraudulent dealers in awe,
for the same reason.
- Miguel de Cervantes

The world is vast, beautiful, and fascinating,
even awe-inspiring - but impersonal.
It demands nothing of me, and allows me to demand nothing of it.
- Herbert Simon

I think I would have been so much in awe of the movie set,
the people and what everybody's job was,
that I don't know if I would be able to concentrate on the character.
- Daisy Fuentes

For me the most moving moment came when I first started working on 2001.
I was already in awe of him, and he had very much already
become Stanley Kubrick by the time the film started.
- Keir Dullea

Because philosophy arises from awe, a philosopher is
bound in his way to be a lover of myths and poetic fables.
Poets and philosophers are alike in being big with wonder.
- Thomas Aquinas

Since when have we Americans been expected to bow submissively
to authority and speak with awe and reverence to those who represent us?
- William O. Douglas

One to destroy, is murder by the law;
and gibbets keep the lifted hand in awe;
to murder thousands,
takes a specious name, 'War's glorious art',
and gives immortal fame.
- Edward Young

Self-preservation, nature's first great law,
all the creatures, except man, doth awe.
- Andrew Marvell

I am filled with awe that filmmakers have the capacity
to stir us and give us back a sense of wonder.
- Theodore Bikel

If you can't be in awe of Mother Nature,
there's something wrong with you.
- Alex Trebek

Awe and respect are two different things.
- Oliver Reed

An America that inspires hope in its ideals must complement
an America that inspires awe in its strength.
- Adam Schiff

The conqueror is regarded with awe; the wise man commands our respect;
but it is only the benevolent man that wins our affection.
- William Dean Howells

I really believed that the priests were acquainted with my thoughts;
and often stood in great awe of them.
They often told me they had power to strike me dead at any moment.
- Maria Monk

Custom, that unwritten law, By which the people keep even kings in awe.
- Charles Davenport

I think Stalin was afraid of Roosevelt.
Whenever Roosevelt spoke, he sort of watched him with a certain awe.
He was afraid of Roosevelt's influence in the world.
- W. Averell Harriman

If the world could remain within a frame like a painting on the wall,
I think we'd see the beauty then and stand staring in awe.
- Conor Oberst

I must admit that I was in total awe of Stewart Granger.
He was my idol.
- Roger Moore

No sight that human eyes can look upon is more provocative
of awe than is the night sky scattered thick with stars.
- Llewelyn Powys

Two things awe me most, the starry sky above me and the moral law within me.
- Immanuel Kant

I would really, really, really like to be a legend like Madonna.
Madonna knows what to do next, and when she's performing,
the audience is just in awe of her.
- Britney Spears

During the time men live without a common power to keep them all in awe,
they are in that conditions called war;
and such a war,
as if of every man, against every man.
- Thomas Hobbes

The elements and majestic forces in nature,
Lightning, Wind, Water, Fire, and Frost,
were regarded with awe as spiritual powers,
but always secondary and intermediate in character.
- Charles Eastman

I'm in awe of people out there who deal with Alzheimer's,
because they have to deal with death 10 times over,
year after year.
- Marcia Wallace

A schoolmaster should have an atmosphere of awe,
and walk wonderingly, as if he was amazed at being himself.
- Walter Bagehot

I still when I wake up hit the ground running;
and having an illness,
I'm only one of hundreds of thousands of people that live with an illness,
and I'm just in awe of the bravery and dignity of the
people I see at the hospital.
- Karen Duffy

Often people display a curious respect for a man drunk,
rather like the respect of simple races for the insane...
There is something awe-inspiring in one who has lost all inhibitions.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald

A friend who is far away is sometimes much nearer than one who is at hand.
Is not the mountain far more awe-inspiring and more
clearly visible to one passing through the valley than
to those who inhabit the mountain?
- Khalil Gibran

I get very nervous whenever I think about it.
I've never done a serious play, and I have such awe of the woman -
she's really my only idol.
It's going to be a big stretch - certain people come
out on stage and your face muscles automatically tense
and you get ready to smile.
- Judy Holliday

I have also written a book about the Giving of the Torah,
and a book on the Days of Awe, and a book on the books
of Israel that have been written since the day the
Torah was given to Israel.
- Shmuel Y. Agnon

One of the oddities about being Judy Garland's daughter
was that everyone treated my mother with such awe that
they would never have asked me the normal questions
kids get about their moms.
- Lorna Luft

I mean, there was a portion, of course,
that I think, when I look back now, that there was
a portion of what attracted me must have been the awe
of him being a powerful man in this environment,
not to take away from who he is as a real person.
- Monica Lewinsky

There is not a single Muslim leader today who has the
courage and commitment to defend Islam and Muslims,
they are all in awe of the United States and other Western powers,
and are indebted to them.
- Abu Bakar Bashir

Religion united its influence with those of loyalty and love,
and the order of knighthood, endowed with all the sanctity
and religious awe that attended the priesthood,
became an object of ambition to the greatest sovereigns.
- Thomas Bulfinch

Arms discourage and keep the invader and plunderer in awe,
and preserve order in the world as well as property...
Horrid mischief would ensue were the law-abiding deprived of the use of them.
- Thomas Paine

Scientific views end in awe and mystery,
lost at the edge in uncertainty, but they appear to
be so deep and so impressive that the theory that it
is all arranged as a stage for God to watch man's struggle
for good and evil seems inadequate.
- Richard P. Feynman

Creative people are very insecure people because they
don't know whether people like them or are in awe of them.
That insecurity always comes out.
It makes them a better actor, I feel.
- Persis Khambatta

There's people that are just in awe of what you do,
and then there are people who just think it's garbage.
And I think there are people who are just uncomfortable
seeing someone have fun with their job.
- Todd Barry

That men should live honestly, quietly,
and comfortably together, it is needful that they should
live under a sense of God's will,
and in awe of the divine power, hoping to please God,
and fearing to offend Him, by their behaviour respectively.
- Isaac Barrow

I remember being awed by it - the uniqueness and nicety of style -
and I suspect I was a bit jealous because we were more
or less of the same generation.
- George Plimpton

Woman must not accept; she must challenge.
She must not be awed by that which has been built up around her;
she must reverence that woman in her which struggles for expression.
- Margaret Sanger

Crystals grew inside rock like arithmetic flowers.
They lengthened and spread, added plane to plane in
an awed and perfect obedience to an absolute geometry that even stones -
maybe only the stones -
understood.
- Annie Dillard

He can't even be at a casual read and not be creating
the whole thing in his mind.
I remember feeling very awed about how much he still
seems to be so in love with it,
and so dedicated to making everything really real and really spontaneous.
- Amanda Peet

To fall in love is awfully simple,
but to fall out of love is simply awful.
- Bess Myerson

We all have dreams.
But in order to make dreams come into reality,
it takes an awful lot of determination,
dedication, self-discipline, and effort.
- Jesse Owens

If you want to know about a man you can find out an
awful lot by looking at who he married.
- Kirk Douglas

There is an awful lot of what I call recreational jazz going on,
where people go out and learn a particular language
or style and become real sharks on somebody else's language.
- Steve Lacy

I've spent an awful lot of my time in the air.
I've had everything happen to me in a plane that could happen.
Except a crash.
- Brenda Lee

We should so provide for old age that it may have no
urgent wants of this world to absorb it from meditation on the next.
It is awful to see the lean hands of dotage making a coffer of the grave.
- Pearl S. Buck

Flying is awful, there's nothing to do when you're up in the air.
I bloat up, my skin gets dry, and when we hit turbulence,
I'm terrified.
- Daniela Pestova

The awful thing, as a kid reading, was that you came to the end of the story,
and that was it.
I mean, it would be heartbreaking that there was no more of it.
- Robert Creeley

We used to drink an awful lot of alcohol.
- Bill Bruford

I had some money, I made the best paintings ever.
I was completely reclusive, worked a lot,
took a lot of drugs.
I was awful to people.
- Jean-Michel Basquiat

We may repeat the awful revolutionary history of the
20th century because of the vulnerability of social
movements to demagoguery.
- Todd Gitlin

Politicians...
talk in generalities and lies, and I think they've caused all our grief.
They're so awful, they're really funny.
I hate thinking this because my dad loved politics.
- Paul Lynde

Be a awful nice to 'em goin' up, because you're gonna
meet 'em all comin' down.
- Jimmy Durante


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